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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006--Continued

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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006--Continued

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Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, if I might ask, before my very distinguished colleague and friend from West Virginia speaks, I wonder if I might simply make a statement for just a moment about a unanimous consent request that I had intended to offer. I understand there will be an objection to it, but with my colleague's consent, I appreciate having 2 minutes to be able to make a comment.

Mr. BYRD. Mr. President, I yield to the distinguished Senator, if I may, for up to 5 minutes, if she so desires, without losing my right to the floor.

ROSA PARKS FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING

Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, I wish to go on record this evening with my great disappointment at not being able to bring up under unanimous consent a version of the bill that would name a Federal office building in Detroit for Rosa Parks. This had originally been offered by my colleague, Congresswoman CAROLYN C. KILPATRICK of Detroit, a longtime friend and colleague of Rosa Parks.

Originally, last evening, we passed my version of the bill along with an amendment, agreed to, of Senator Warner. This evening it is my desire to pass the House version of that with Senator Warner's amendment, the very same amendment that we have already passed last evening, but to place it into the House bill so we could then send it back to the House. It would be like the Senate bill that we passed.

To my understanding, there is an objection on the other side of the aisle to doing that. If not, I would proceed to do that. It is the very same thing we did last evening, but it would put it into the House bill.

My House colleague, who is the originator of the proposal on the Federal office building, would like very much to have us pass the House bill and have that be the bill that is sent on to the President. That is the bill that I was hoping we would pass here in the same form with the Warner amendment that we passed last evening.

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