Senate Democrats

Vitter asks consent to vote on Vitter amendment (health care) to Drug Compounding bill and NDAA/Harkin objects

Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the motion to proceed to H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act; that the only amendment in order be the Vitter amendment #2024 (Show Your Exemption Act); that there be 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on the amendment; the amendment be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold; and that upon disposition of the Vitter amendment, the bill, as amended, if amended, be read a third time and passed.

 

Senator Harkin objected.

 

Senator Vitter then asked consent that the Senate pass H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act; that the Senate then proceed to the consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act; the Vitter amendment, which is at the desk, be called up and notwithstanding Rule 22, the Vitter amendment remain in order, with no second degree amendments in order and the amendment be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold for passage.

 

On behalf of the leadership, Senator Harkin objected.

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