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Cotton objects to Schumer consent requests

Leader Schumer asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Senator Feinstein's bill, S.240, introduced earlier today; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill.

Senator Cotton objected.

Leader Schumer then asked consent that the cloture vote on Calendar #2, Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, be postponed until:

  • Executive Order 137 of Friday, January 27, 2017, is rescinded; and,
  • Tillerson has provided in writing to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee information pertaining to his involvement in the development of the executive order as well as a statement declaring whether or not he agrees with the order.

Senator Cotton objected.