Senate Majority Whip John Thune told reporters that there is no rush to vote on the House Democrats' resolution. The House is expected to vote on the measure this evening.
Thune expects the resolution to be referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“I don’t think there’s any rush on our part to take it up. I know we’re going to vote on it at some point,” Thune said.
“It’s fairly new, and it’s fairly early, and we don’t expect that we’ll have to be voting on it right away,” he added.
Senate Republicans had an opportunity to hear from the White House during a GOP caucus lunch today as well as “the arguments that they’re making… both on the legality of it and the need for it,” Thune said.
Separately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed these sentiments, telling reporters that it will be a while before the bill comes to the Senate floor.
"Next couple weeks," he said as he boarded an elevator.