Debate over the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (Secure) Act hit a snag on the Senate floor on Thursday, ending without a vote.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, objected to considering amendments to Secure, including controversial provisions allowing 529 plan funds to be used for homeschooling as well as apprenticeship programs.
Murray requested that the House-passed version of Secure be brought up for consideration without amendment. Senators, however, balked at Murray’s request and discussion over Secure ended due to a lack of unanimous consent.
Late Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, put forth a “hotline” unanimous consent vote request for Secure, which the Senate failed to consider Wednesday.
Sen. Rob Portman, D-Ohio, said on the Senate floor on Thursday that “a live UC was tried. It was an attempt to get a vote on the Secure Act,” adding that he supported the five amendments offered by Republicans.