February 28, 2013 11:33 AM

Republicans object to majority vote thersholds on passage of 3 sequester bills

This morning Senator Ayotte asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote on the motion to proceed to her alternative sequester bill, which is at the desk.

Senator Reid countered by asking that the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the Inhofe bill (S.16), the Ayotte-McCain-Graham bill, which is at the desk; and the Mikulski-Murray-Reid bill (S.388),all relating to sequester replacement; and that each vote be subject to majority vote thresholds.

Senator McConnell declined Senator Reid's offer to have majority votes on the three bills. Senator Reid objected to the Ayotte request.