Senate Democrats And Republicans Hold Policy Cmte Meetings


Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney leaves the Senate Republican... News PhotoCapitol Building - Washington DC,Dick Cheney,Former,Government,Horizontal,Lamar Alexander,Leaving,Lunch,Politics,Strategy,USA,Vice President,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney (L) leaves the Senate Republican policy luncheon with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (R) at the U.S. Capitol November 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate Democratic and Republican caucuses met separately behind closed doors to discuss the annual $226 billion Defense Authorization legislation. The White House has threatened to veto the military spending bill over parts of the bill requiring that al-Qaeda members captured on US soil be held by the military and not civilian authorties. Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said there was a robust debate on the detainee issue during the GOP luncheon, but Cheney did not join the discussion. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)