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  •  Isn't the "hold" a "convention" and not a rule? (2+ / 0-)
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    TheUnknown285, HylasBrook

    If so, then why doesn't Reid just declare that convention is now a thing of the past?

    Eli Stephens
    Left I on the News
    "March 20: Get off the computer and into the streets!"

    by elishastephens on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:30:38 AM PST

    •  Unanimous consent is the rule (3+ / 0-)

      If the majority party doesn't respect the hold, among other things, the minority party can refuse to suspend the rule requiring unanimous consent to waive the reading of everything that comes before the Senate. And there are plenty of other ways they can throw up roadblocks.

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