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  •  The thing is, they don't have all that much hand. (0+ / 0-)

    Senate Chairs have a great deal of independent power; it's not like the House, where the Chairs basically work for the Speaker. They're more like state governors than federal department heads.

    And Leahy, who is the sort of man who would use the term "the world's greatest deliberative body" unironically, really seems to consider the maintenance of these traditions to be a priority.

    Sure, they should go ahead and pressure him some more. We'll see what good it does.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Thu May 15, 2014 at 12:04:52 PM PDT

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