Congress appears likely to reject the Obama administration’s request for more military base closures — for a second year — as Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday rejected the Pentagon’s claim the plan makes fiscal sense.

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say they don’t support new base closures, and the idea was roundly rejected Wednesday by the heads of the panel’s Readiness subcommittee, which handles bases and infrastructure.

“I don’t think the majority of the members can be convinced at this point,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the former ranking member of the Armed Services panel, told reporters Wednesday.