Senate Democrats

objections to consents on H.R.2887, FAA and Highway extensions

Senator Coburn just asked the following three consent requests which Reid objected to:

1)      Proceed to House passed bill, H.R.2887, Surface and Air Transportation Extension bill, agree to a Coburn substitute amendment (4 month FAA extension) and pass the bill, as amended;

2)      Proceed to House passed bill, H.R.2887, Surface and Air Transportation Extension bill, agree to a Coburn amendment repealing the 10 percent transportation enhancement mandate, and pass the bill, as amended; and

3)      Proceed to House passed bill, H.R.2887, Surface and Air Transportation Extension bill, agree to a Coburn substitute amendment (6 month surface transportation extension and repeal of 10 percent transportation enhancement mandate, and pass the bill, as amended.

 

Senator Reid then asked the following consent which Senator Coburn objected to:

Proceed to House passed bill, H.R.2887, Surface and Air Transportation Extension bill, have only three amendments in order:

–          Coburn (regarding transportation enhancements);

–          Paul ( regarding limitation on highway trust funds); and

–          Paul (regarding FAA funding levels)

 

That there be up to two hours of debate on the amendments prior to votes on the amendments; that the amendments have a 60 vote affirmative threshold; and upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended.

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