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View Diary: Enzi is blocking Solis' nomination for Labor Secretary (Update X2) (213 comments)

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  •  This is not a hold (9+ / 0-)

    A hold is only used on the floor, not in committee, and necessarily can only be used after the nomination is passed out of committee.  I urged people when calling their senators not to ask whether the senator had placed a hold on the nomination, as employing that language allows the staffer to accurately state that the senator did not place a hold on the nomination even if that senator is respondible for the delay in bringing the nomination to a vote in committee.

    If it is, in fact Enzi, that would not surprise me, if for no other reason she gave him her most evasive answers in the hearing, and he was the one senator who was most displeased.

    In vino veritas

    by GOTV on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 07:50:00 PM PST

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    •  My bad.... (5+ / 0-)

      You're right.

      Different procedure.

      The Committee rules are even less clear.

      Best I can get is Rule 18, which mandates a 5 day waiting period before any committee action can be taken after the nominee supplies all written background information deemed necessary by the committee.  Given the fuss that Enzi has made about her "not having answered questions" or some such, that would seem to fit.  It would also seem that they could stall her indefinitely.

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