October 28, 2015 12:18 PM

Republicans object to LWCF and TSCA consents

Senator Merkley asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass Calendar #270, S.2165, a bill to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Senator Lankford reserved the right to object and asked that the consent be modified to pass S.2169 with a Lankford amendment (short-term extension). Senator Merkley objected to the modification. Senator Lankford objected to the original request.

Senator Merkley then asked consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Democratic Leader, but no later than Thursday, November 12th, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.2165; that there be one hour of debate equally divided between the proponents and the opponents; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill; that the vote on passage be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; finally, that there be no amendments, motions or points of order in order to the bill.

Senator Lankford objected.

Senator Udall asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #121, S.697, a bill to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act; that the only amendment in order be a substitute amendment to be offered by Senator Inhofe; that there be up to two hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate vote on adoption of the Inhofe amendment; that upon disposition of the substitute amendment, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended.

Senator Burr reserved the right to object and asked that the consent be modified to include a vote on an amendment with the Murkowski/Cantwell language in relation to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Senator Lankford objected to the modification.

Senator Burr objected to the original request.