Senate Democrats

Republican requests to pass mini CRs/Democratic counteroffers-all objected to

Several Republican senators asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass mini-continuing resolutions and a sense of Congress regarding religious services to members of the Armed Forces. In most cases, there was a Democratic counteroffer to amend the applicable legislative vehicle with a clean CR amendment. After counteroffers and counter-counteroffers, there was eventually an objection to each request.

 

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt H.Con.Res.58, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during a lapse in appropriations. Senator Casey asked for a modification to the request include an amendment on the sense of Congress that the House should vote on clean the CR, Senator McConnell objected to the modification, and Senator Casey objected to original request)

 

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent that after receipt from House, the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.91, Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014. Senator Reid stated that the President is going to fix this situation shortly and asked that Senator Cornyn renew his request after 4pm. Senator Cornyn agreed and withdrew his request.

 

Senator Enzi asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.70, National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. Senator Boxer asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment, Senator Enzi objected to the modification, and Senator Boxer objected to the original request.

 

Senator Coats asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.85, Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. Senator Durbin asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment. Senator Coats said would be willing to modify the request to include other emergency response agencies, but objected to Senator Durbin’s request. Senator Durbin objected to the original request.

 

Senator Hoeven asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.3230, Making continuing appropriations during a Government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period. Senator Murray asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment, Senator Hoeven objected to the modification, and Senator Murray objected to the original request.

 

Senator Rubio asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.84, Making continuing appropriations for Head Start for fiscal year 2014. Senator Harkin objected.

 

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.70, National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. Senator Durbin asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment. Senator Paul said he would modify his request to include a $940 top line number on a clean CR. Senator Durbin objected to Paul’s modification to the modification. Senator Paul objected to Senator Durbin’s modification. Senator Durbin objected to the original request.

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