Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hold Me

A Kossack posts an extremely interesting description of how holds in the Senate work. A hold, for those of you who don't know, is when one senator informs the Majority Leader (for all intents and purposes, the speaker of the Senate) that he/she intends to impede passage of a bill. The poster explains why holds work sometimes but not always, and what factors cause a hold to fail. It's a really good read.

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