Saturday, February 12, 2011

Key Vote: Secret Holds Elimination

Secret Holds Elimination
- Vote Agreed to (92-4, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate spent much of the week debating procedural rules. One of the rule changes the chamber passed was this one that ends the practice of “secret holds,” where a senator anonymously blocks legislation or a nomination. The rule change requires a senator to notify his or her party leader within 2 days of placing a hold.

Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES
Sen. Marco Rubio voted YES

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