March 21, 2012 05:39 PM

Republican Objection to Judiciary Committee Bills

Senator Durbin asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #319, S.1945, to permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings. Senator Sessions then objected to the request.

Senator Sessions then asked unanimous consent to pass Calendar #247, S.671, Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act, with a committee-reported amendment.

Senator Durbin then asked Senator Sessions to modify his request to pass S.671 and to include the following bills:

-          Calendar #246, S.1792, the Strengthening Investigations of Sex Offenders and Missing Children Act

-          Calendar #233, S.1793, the Investigative Assistant for Violent Crimes Act and

-          Discharge Judiciary and Pass S.1669, the Dale Long Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvements Act, with a substitute amendment

Senator Sessions objected to Senator Durbin's modification; subsequently Senator Durbin objected to Senator Sessions' original request.