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UC requests on DHS appropriations/Cloture filed on MTP to H.R.240, DHS

Following the vote on confirmation of the Carter nomination (confirmed 93-5), the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.240, DHS appropriations. Senator McConnell then asked unanimous consent that the motion to proceed be agreed to; the managers, or their designees, be recognized to offer amendments in an alternating fashion, with the majority manager offering the first amendment.

Senator Durbin objected.

Senator Durbin then asked unanimous 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 and then filed cloture on the motion to proceed. We expect the cloture vote to occur at 5:30pm on Monday, February 23, 2015.