April 14, 2016 12:08 PM

Objection to FAA amendment votes

Senator Thune asked unanimous consent that the following amendments be called up, that there be 45 minutes of debate concurrently, followed by votes in relation to the amendments with a 60 affirmative vote threshold required for adoption:

Sessions #3591 (automated entry/exits)

Paul #3693, as modified (flight deck officers program)

Rubio #3722 (Cuba)

Senator Boxer objected.

Senator Nelson then asked consent that the following amendments be called up, that there be 45 minutes of debate concurrently, followed by votes in relation to the amendments with a 60 affirmative vote threshold required for adoption:

Boxer #3489 (rest requirements)

Markey #3467 (air carrier fees)

Senator Thune objected.

Unofficial Transcript:

MRS. BOXER: MADAM PRESIDENT, I SO ADMIRE THE MANAGERS OF THIS I

BILL I REALLY DO AS A FORMER CHAIRMAN, RANKING MEMBER

NOW, I KNOW HOW HARD THIS IS. THIS IS NOT A BALANCED REQUEST. I

WOULD JUST SAY, AND I'VE SPOKEN HERE ON THIS SAFETY OF PILOT

FATIGUE SO MANY TIMES, I WON'T REITERATE IT HERE, BUT I KNOW I

FEEL STRONGLY THAT I WANT A VOTE I KNOW OTHERS ON OUR SIDE

DO AS WELL. I JUST DON'T THINK THIS IS BALANCED. SO SADLY I

WILL OBJECT.