Monday, July 16, 2007

Senator Reid Plans All-Nighter

Accoring to the CNN Political Ticker: Dems Plan All-Nighter.

This is a filibuster over a bill the Democrats already anticipate falling short of the 60 votes they need to pass cloture and move to vote on the amendment. Senator Jim Webb (VA) introduced a troop layover amendment last week that came as close as 56 votes almost reaching that pivotal 60 vote count needed to move the amendment toward a full vote. His amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill was considered to be a bold step by the Senate to intervene with the President's ability to control troop deployment. - effectively moving toward a withdrawal. In the past few weeks several Republican Senators have "jumped ship," essentially giving up on toting the line.

We'll see if this really makes any difference.

1 comment:

JLS said...

Of course any action by the Senate at this point is merely an act. Both sides know that the President will veto the bill even if they do get cloture.