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Democrat MD

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  • 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. 1483

    by Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    Posted on 2015-12-18

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    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?

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