Monday, August 28, 2006

What Is Going On?

The bill was introduced in early April and has already been passed by a committee (the step in the process where senators usually bottle up controversial bills) and placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar.

But one senator doesn’t like it. And that may be enough to derail it, because he (or she) has put a hold on it. A secret hold. How’s that for irony -- a secret hold on an open-government bill?

How is it that one anonymous prick can put a halt on legislation? Filabusters are bad enough, but now anyone can put a halt to the legislative process merely by being vindictive?

On second thought – how come Coburn, Obama, et al don’t use this clever process to just halt the budget process?

Something is fishy here – can anyone explain it to me?

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