October 2, 2013 03:14 PM

Toomey objects to going to conference on Budget resolution

Senator Toomey asked that the Murray request (found below) be modified so that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a budget conference report that includes reconciliation instructions to raise the debt limit and to go to conference on the continuing resolution.

Senator Murray declined to modify her request and Senator Toomey objected to the original request.

UC Request

Murray:           I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a Message from the House that they have passed H.J.Res.59, as amended by the Senate, the Senate then proceed to the consideration of     Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that the Senate proceed to vote on a motion to insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and authorize the Chair to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate; with all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate.

Toomey:          I object