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  •  I have less of an issue on the transparency (3+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon, Simplify, unfangus

    considerations.  The vote was still recorded so, ultimately it seems that the voice vote would have just been a ritual.  The ability to revise was the overriding consideration.

    I'm not quite sure what a voice vote gets you in terms of transparency that looking it up on Thomas doesn't.  Intelligence committee votes are much more problematic from a democratic point of view.

    I'll always be...King of Bain...I'll always be...King of Bain

    by AZphilosopher on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:43:31 AM PST

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