NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-RESUMED
Mr. REID. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, will the distinguished chairman tell me again the order that those votes will take place?
Mr. WARNER. I have been informed that the first amendment is Corzine, the second is McConnell-Kennedy, the third is Reed, and the fourth is Byrd.
Mr. REID. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I ask that the distinguished Senator modify his request, first of all, that after the first vote there be 10 minutes for each vote.
Mr. WARNER. Yes. After the first vote, 10 minutes.
Mr. REID. Second, that there be 2 minutes between each of these amendments. Senator Byrd has always asked that we do that.
Mr. WARNER. That is acceptable.
Mr. REID. Two minutes equally divided. That is fairly standard. The majority leader didn't want any time, as the chairman will recall.
Mr. WARNER. I understand. I have to look at it in the interest of my colleagues-no disrespect to the majority leader.
Mr. REID. Mr. President, this is fine with us. But I want the RECORD to reflect that we would agree to even less time on amendments. As we proceed with the debate on this group of amendments, we could have saved 30 minutes if we did not use all of our time.
We have no objection to the request of the distinguished Senator.