Saturday, June 28, 2008
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.