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Tue Jan 17, 2017, 07:55 PM

 

Can Senators in Committees put a hold on nominees?

Franken just discovered that the ignorant woman DeVos doesn't understand the difference between growth and proficiency. That her family has supported conversion therapy for LGBT kids. Sanders brought up that her family has given $200 million dollars to the Republicans and that she wouldn't be sitting there if they hadn't.

And Sen. Alexander is only allowing them a few minutes of questions. Franken is hopping mad. Can they put a hold on this?

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Reply Can Senators in Committees put a hold on nominees? (Original post)
adigal Jan 2017 OP
skylucy Jan 2017 #1
adigal Jan 2017 #7
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #2
drray23 Jan 2017 #3
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #4
Phoenix61 Jan 2017 #5
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #9
karynnj Jan 2017 #6
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #11
adigal Jan 2017 #8
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #10

Response to adigal (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 08:01 PM

1. Thanks for posting. Couldn't bring myself to watch the hearings because DeVos makes me

so disgusted and angry, I didn't think it would be good for my health. At least the Dems are trying to get to the truth, although I fear that the GOPutin will eventually prevail and approve DeVos and the rest of Trump's deplorable picks.

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Response to skylucy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 11:13 PM

7. Im pretty upset.,this was embarrassing in so many ways

 

And very insulting.

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Response to adigal (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 08:07 PM

2. Yes, but the hold only lasts until the end of the term or unless a cloture motion

is passed.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 08:17 PM

3. End of their term ?

That could be years. I do remember that some gop senators did that in the past when you could actually place secret holds. I think they changed it so it can no longer be secret.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 08:20 PM

4. There are still open and closed holds.

But they can be overridden and given that the GOP has the votes any hold would be symbolic.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 08:38 PM

5. Ok, so it's symbolic

Why not do it? Sometimes you need to be like a mosquito. Why? Have you ever tried to sleep with a mosquito buzzing around? Being nice isn't going to change anything. I'm not sure anything would so why not irritate the heck out of them.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 11:55 AM

9. I agree. My feeling is that the Democratic Senators

should put a hold on every nominee and go public with the exact reasons for the hold. The normal GOP tactic is the secret hold.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 09:12 PM

6. This could be a way to require 60 votes though

De Voss is so bad she might not have 60.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 11:59 AM

11. DeVos "claims" at this time to support the idea of publci schools.

Even though she has worked to defund them. If I were a Democratic Senator, I would put a public hold on her nomination and explain to the press exactly why I was doing so. The GOP still has the votes to confirm, but at least explain why there are concerns.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 17, 2017, 11:14 PM

8. Thank you! Much appreciated! Nt

 

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Response to adigal (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 11:55 AM

10. You are welcome. eom

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