Senate Democrats

Lee objects to voting in relation to CR tonight

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent there be 4 votes this evening around 7:30pm:

 

–       Cloture on H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution

–       Motion to waive budget points of order

–       Reid amendment #1974, perfecting substitute

–       Passage of H.J.Res.59, as amended

 

Senator Lee asked to modify the request so that the votes would occur tomorrow. Senator Reid declined to modify. Senators Lee, Corker, and Cruz then engaged in a colloquy discussing the merits of voting today or tomorrow. Below you will find the unofficial transcript of the colloquy (a must read). Senator Lee ultimately objected to voting tonight.

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