Skip to comments.Senate Coverage -- (January '06)
Posted on 01/03/2006 7:57:16 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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Oh goodie .. more lectures from the Dems ;0)
HEAR ME .. HEAR ME NOW!
The Senate convened at 8:00 p.m. and adjourned at 8:04 p.m. No record votes were taken.
Yeah that was when the Senate (actually, just Senator Warner) travelled all the way back to Washington (Warner crossed the river from Virginia) to vote (unanimous consent, nobody actually voted. Warner chose not to object to his own motion) to extend the Patriot Act for 6 weeks as the House wanted instead of the Senate's 6 months.
Good job Senators. Glad you're working so hard. Why exactly do we have this second body?
"Over the Fourth of July holiday, delegates worked out a compromise plan that sidetracked Franklins proposal. On July 16, the convention adopted the Great Compromise by a heart-stopping margin of one vote. As the 1987 celebrants duly noted, without that vote, there would likely have been no Constitution."
I hope you know I was being sarcastic. I approve of bicameral legislatures. I just want them to work. If I was in the Senate, I would have travelled back there and objected to the unanimous consent and had them call the role. Then, lo and behold, it would have been discovered that there was the absence of a quorum (as if just looking around the room wouldn't have sufficed).
The House just gave themselves another month off. I suppose we have to pay them for this.
12:30 PM EST
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White House Briefing
White House, Briefing Room
Scott McClellan , White House
oops, that's on Cspan1
Yep, most anything I say about the senate is sarcastic. It's hard to say which is worse, the senate being able to set their own rules, no term limits on 6-year terms, or the despicable pathetic current crop of senators which excerbates the problems in the first place.
Kind an interesting domain popped up on my blog's sitemeter.
That's what I was thinking.
Senate, Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006
10:00 a.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business.
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2006
The Senate convened at 12:00 noon for a pro forma session only and adjourned at 12:01 p.m. No record votes were taken.
I would hope we can expect a strong statement from Frist about the Dems breaking their promise to vote on Alito...and Frist should announce formally that recess has been cancelled...and Reid will go beserk...BTW..Reid and Pelosi hold a pesser this afternoon to talk about reform..I'll do a live thread if I don't lose power..
The hold over in the judiciary committee is apparently not an OFFICIAL holdover, leaving open the possibility that when the committee meets again on the 24th, there will be yet another weeks delay in the vote.
You're kidding me!
Frist better call them dems on this and order a vote soon.
I sure hope not
Spector needs to get their agreement in writing
Because I can see the Dems saying again that Leaky didn't speak for them
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