May 19, 2015 07:01 PM

Objections to Hatch and Brown consents on Trade

Senator Hatch asked unanimous consent that the time until 8:00pm today be equally divided in the usual form. That upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:

Inhofe-Coons #1312, as further modified

Shaheen #1227

Warren #1327

Brown #1251

Further, that no second degree amendments be in order to these amendments prior to the votes and that the Inhofe-Coons amendment #1312 be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold for adoption.

Further, that it be in order to offer the following first degree amendments during today's session of the Senate:

Brown-Portman #1252

Hatch-Wyden #1385

Cruz-Grassley #1384

Menendez #1410

Senator Brown asked that the request be modified to include:

That the following first degree amendments be in order to be offered during today's session:

Brown-Portman #1252

Hatch-Wyden #1385

Cruz-Grassley #1384

Menendez-Wyden #1410

Cantwell #1248

Casey #1334

Baldwin #1317

Murphy #1333

Cardin #1230

Blumenthal #1297

Sanders #1343

Markey #1308

Peters #1353

Whitehouse #1387

Boxer #1361

Franken #1390

Durbin #1244

Merkley #1401

That the time until 8:00pm, today, be equally divided in the usual form and that at 8:00pm, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:

Inhofe-Coons #1312, as modified, with the changes that are at the desk;

Shaheen #1227;

Warren #1327;

McCain-Shaheen #1226;

Brown #1251;

Hatch-Wyden #1385;

Portman-Stabenow #1299;

Brown-Portman #1252; and

Cantwell #1248.

Further, I ask that no second degree amendments be in order to these amendments prior to the votes and that the following amendments be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold for adoption:  Inhofe-Coons #1312; Brown-Portman #1252; McCain-Shaheen #1226; and Cantwell #1248.

Finally, that it not be in order to file cloture on the Hatch substitute or underlying bill during today's session.

Senator Hatch declined to modify his request. Senator Cantwell objected to the original request.