SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 12
(Senate - January 27, 2011)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 28--TO ESTABLISH AS A STANDING ORDER OF THE SENATE 
THAT A SENATOR PUBLICLY DISCLOSE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO OBJECTING TO ANY 
                           MEASURE OR MATTER

  Mr. WYDEN. (for himself, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Brown of 
Ohio, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Inhofe, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Udall of 
Colorado, Mr. Whitehouse, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Collins, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. 
Gillibrand, Mr. Tester, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Begich, and Mr. 
Manchin) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and 
agreed to:

                               S. Res. 28

       Resolved,

     SECTION 1. ELIMINATING SECRET SENATE HOLDS.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Covered request.--This standing order shall apply to a 
     notice of intent to object to the following covered requests:
       (A) A unanimous consent request to proceed to a bill, 
     resolution, joint resolution, concurrent resolution, 
     conference report, or amendment between the Houses.
       (B) A unanimous consent request to pass a bill or joint 
     resolution or adopt a resolution, concurrent resolution, 
     conference report, or the disposition of an amendment between 
     the Houses.
       (C) A unanimous consent request for disposition of a 
     nomination.

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       (2) Recognition of notice of intent.--The majority and 
     minority leaders of the Senate or their designees shall 
     recognize a notice of intent to object to a covered request 
     of a Senator who is a member of their caucus if the Senator--
       (A) submits the notice of intent to object in writing to 
     the appropriate leader and grants in the notice of intent to 
     object permission for the leader or designee to object in the 
     Senator's name; and
       (B) not later than 2 session days after submitting the 
     notice of intent to object to the appropriate leader, submits 
     a copy of the notice of intent to object to the Congressional 
     Record and to the Legislative Clerk for inclusion in the 
     applicable calendar section described in subsection (b).
       (3) Form of notice.--To be recognized by the appropriate 
     leader a Senator shall submit the following notice of intent 
     to object:
       ``I, Senator ___, intend to object to ___, dated ___. I 
     will submit a copy of this notice to the Legislative Clerk 
     and the Congressional Record within 2 session days and I give 
     my permission to the objecting Senator to object in my 
     name.''. The first blank shall be filled with the name of the 
     Senator, the second blank shall be filled with the name of 
     the covered request, the name of the measure or matter and, 
     if applicable, the calendar number, and the third blank shall 
     be filled with the date that the notice of intent to object 
     is submitted.
       (4) Notices on the senate floor.--The requirement to submit 
     a notice of intent to object to the Legislative Clerk and the 
     Congressional Record shall not apply in the event a Senator 
     objects on the floor of the Senate and states the following:
       ``I object to ___, on behalf of Senator ___.''
       (b) Calendar.--
       (1) Objection.--Upon receiving the submission under 
     subsection (a)(2)(B), the Legislative Clerk shall add the 
     information from the notice of intent to object to the 
     applicable Calendar section entitled `Notices of Intent to 
     Object to Proceeding' created by Public Law 110-81. Each 
     section shall include the name of each Senator filing a 
     notice under subsection (a)(2)(B), the measure or matter 
     covered by the calendar to which the notice of intent to 
     object relates, and the date the notice of intent to object 
     was filed.
       (2) Objection on behalf.--In the case of an objection made 
     under subsection (a)(4), not later than 2 session days after 
     the objection is made on the floor, the Legislative Clerk 
     shall add the information from such objection to the 
     applicable Calendar section entitled ``Notices of Intent to 
     Object to Proceeding'' created by Public Law 110-81. Each 
     section shall include the name of the Senator on whose behalf 
     the objection was made, the measure or matter objected to, 
     and the date the objection was made on the floor.
       (c) Removal.--A Senator may have a notice of intent to 
     object relating to that Senator removed from a calendar to 
     which it was added under subsection (b) by submitting to the 
     Legislative Clerk the following notice:
       ``I, Senator ___, do not object to ___, dated ___.'' The 
     first blank shall be filled with the name of the Senator, the 
     second blank shall be filled with the name of the covered 
     request, the name of the measure or matter and, if 
     applicable, the calendar number, and the third blank shall be 
     filled with the date of the submission to the Legislative 
     Clerk under this subsection.
       (d) Objecting on Behalf of a Member.--Except with respect 
     to objections made under subsection (a)(4), if a Senator who 
     has notified his or her leader of an intent to object to a 
     covered request fails to submit a notice of intent to object 
     under subsection (a)(2)(B) within 2 session days following an 
     objection to a covered request by the leader or his or her 
     designee on that Senator's behalf, the Legislative Clerk 
     shall list the Senator who made the objection to the covered 
     request in the applicable ``Notice of Intent to Object to 
     Proceeding'' calendar section.

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