December 19, 2013


GOP Senators Skip Final Votes

"The Senate will vote through the weekend on pending nominations that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would like to see completed before Christmas -- just don't expect most Republicans to be there for it," Roll Call reports.

"Many GOP senators, still bristling from the rules changes enabling Democrats to proceed on said nominees, are planning to hit the exits for Christmas after Thursday night's 11:15 defense bill vote. In the minds of these members, as long as one of their colleagues hangs behind to block consent requests from Democrats that would allow everyone regardless of party to go home, they apparently are cool skipping votes they have no power to defeat."










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