March 12, 2015 02:05 PM

Objection to McConnell unanimous consent request

Senator McConnell asked the following unanimous consent request with respect to S.178, justice for the victims of trafficking:

"I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate resumes consideration of S.178 that it be in order for Senator Leahy, or his designee, to offer an amendment to strike the limitations language; that there be up to one hour of debate on the amendment equally divided between the managers, or their designees, and that following the use or yielding back of the time, the Senate vote on the amendment.  Further, that following disposition of this amendment, the managers, or their designees, be allowed to offer amendments in an alternating fashion."

Senator Reid objected to the request.