4:36 PM EDT

David R. Obey, D-WI 7th

Mr. OBEY. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, I certainly will not object. I simply want to take this opportunity to explain to the House that what this timetable means is that if all of these amendments are indeed offered and debated to the full extent allowed under the unanimous consent request, we will be fortunate to be out of here by midnight tonight. That is how much time it will take, assuming that we have about one-third of these amendments that proceed to roll calls.

So for those Members who are asking what time we intend to get out tonight, I think it depends upon the zeal with which Members push forward with their amendments and with requiring recorded votes.

Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my reservation of objection.