United States Code

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§ 30b.
Notice of objecting to proceeding
In general
The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate or their designees shall recognize a notice of intent of a Senator who is a member of their caucus to object to proceeding to a measure or matter only if the Senator—
following the objection to a unanimous consent to proceeding to, and, or passage of, a measure or matter on their behalf, submits the notice of intent in writing to the appropriate leader or their designee; and
not later than 6 session days after the submission under paragraph (1), submits for inclusion in the Congressional Record and in the applicable calendar section described in subsection (b) the following notice:

“I, Senator ____, intend to object to proceedings to ____, dated ____ for the following reasons ____.”.

In general

The Secretary of the Senate shall establish for both the Senate Calendar of Business and the Senate Executive Calendar a separate section entitled “Notice of Intent to Object to Proceeding”.

The section required by paragraph (1) shall include—
the name of each Senator filing a notice under subsection (a)(2);
the measure or matter covered by the calendar that the Senator objects to; and
the date the objection was filed.

A Senator who has notified their respective leader and who has withdrawn their objection within the 6 session day period is not required to submit a notification under subsection (a)(2).


A Senator may have an item with respect to the Senator removed from a calendar to which it was added under subsection (b) by submitting for inclusion in the Congressional Record the following notice:

“I, Senator ____, do not object to proceed to ____, dated ____.”.

(Pub. L. 110–81, title V, § 512, Sept. 14, 2007, 121 Stat. 759.)
cite as: 2 USC 30b