Senate Democrats

Republicans object to going to conference on Senate VAWA bill using a revenue bill as the legislative vehicle

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #398, H.R.5652; that all after the enacting clause be stricken and the language of S.1925, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, as passed by the Senate on April 26th by a vote of 68-31, be inserted in lieu thereof; that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate; with all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate.

 

Senator McConnell objected and asked the following consent:

 

That the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R.4970, the House passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; that all after the enacting clause be stricken, the text of the Senate passed VAWA bill, S.1925 with a modification that strikes sections 805 and 810 related to the immigration issue; the bill be read three times and passed; the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate with a ratio agreed to by both leaders.

 

Senator Reid objected.

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