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  • Unanimous Consent Request—Executive Calendar

    by Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Posted on 2013-03-06

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    DURBIN. Mr. President, reserving the right to object.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Illinois.

    Mr. DURBIN. I would say to my friend from Kentucky that I am chair of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee. We are scheduling a hearing on the issue of drones, because I believe the issue raises important questions, legal and constitutional questions. I invite my colleague to join us in that hearing if you wish to testify. I think this is something we should look at and look at closely. That is why this hearing is being scheduled. I believe at this moment it is premature to schedule a vote on this issue until we thoroughly look at the constitutional aspects of all of the questions the Senator has raised today, which are important.

    Because of that, I have no alternative but to object.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection is heard.

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