More on the meaning of yesterday’s vote

Roy Beck in his e-mail today to Numbers USA subscribers called yesterday’s cloture vote a “defeat” for our side. This seems surprising at first. But here is what he means. It was a defeat in the sense that the cloture vote by-passed committee hearings and brought the bill to the Senate floor for debate. But at the same time it was a victory for our side in that the cloture resolution that was passed was modified by Majority Leader Reid so that it only brings the bill to the floor, but does not require a vote on the bill after a certain number of hours of debate, which was Reid’s original intention. In order to force a vote on the bill, another cloture resolution would have to be passed.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 22, 2007 01:34 PM | Send

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