objections to UC requests on DHS appropriations/11:30am cloture vote on MTP to H.R.240Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations, be agreed to and that it be in order for the Managers, or their designees, to offer amendments in an alternating fashion with the Majority manager, or his designee, being recognized to offer the first amendment.
Senator Reid reserved his right to object, made some remarks on the importance of passing a clean DHS appropriations bill, and asked consent that following the enactment of the text of S.272, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Democratic Leader, but no later than Monday, March 16th, the Senate proceed to the consideration of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, as passed by the Senate by a vote of 68-32 on June 27, 2013, the text of which is at the desk.
Senator McConnell objected to Senator Reid's request and Senator Reid objected to Senator McConnell's request.
The Senate has resumed consideration of H.R.240, DHS appropriations, with the time until 11:30am equally divided. At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015.