Unanimous Consent Request—S. 145, S. 403, S. 521, S. 593, S. 610, S. 873, S. 1103, S. 1104, S. 1240, S. 1305, and S. 1483by Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Posted on 2015-12-18
CARDIN. Madam President, reserving the right to object, the bill
Senator Flake is referring to, S. 145--a bill I support--is part of a
package of 11 bills that have been approved by the Energy and Natural
Resources Committee known as the lands bills. By the way, of the 11
bills, 7 of the principal sponsors are Republican and 4 are Democrats.
S. 403 by Senator Klobuchar is on that list, which includes the North
Country National Scenic Trail; S. 521 that I introduced concerning the
President's Station in Baltimore; S. 593 by Senator Barrasso that
includes the Bureau of Reclamation report on their infrastructure
assets; S. 610 that I introduced dealing with P.S. 103, which is
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School; S. 873 by the chair, Senator
Murkowski, to designate wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park
and Preserve; two bills, S. 1103 and S. 1104, by Senator Daines
extending deadlines; S. 1240 by Senator Heinrich designating the Cerro
del Yuta and Rio San Antonio wilderness areas in New Mexico; S. 1305 by
Senator Barrasso concerning the Colorado River Storage Project Act;
and, lastly, S. 1483 by Senator Alexander that would direct a
feasibility study for designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia,
TN, as a unit of the National Park System.
So therefore I ask unanimous consent that the request by Senator Flake be modified so that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of the following calendar items en bloc: Calendar No. 204, S. 145; Calendar No. 205, S. 403; Calendar No. 206, S. 521; Calendar No. 208, S. 593; Calendar No. 209, S. 610; Calendar No. 211, S. 873; Calendar No. 212, S. 1103; Calendar No. 213, S. 1104; Calendar No. 214, S. 1240; Calendar No. 215, S. 1305; and Calendar No. 216, S. 1483; that the applicable committee-reported amendments be agreed to, the bills, as amended, if amended, [[Page S8844]] be read a third time and passed, and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate.
That would be the list I just mentioned, the lands bills that have been reported out unanimously by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Does the Senator so modify his request?