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Friday, February 03, 2017

Senate GOP Overrides Dem Boycott of Mnuchin, Price Votes

Facing a boycott from Democrats, a Senate panel took unusual emergency steps Wednesday to advance the nominations of Steven Mnuchin to run Treasury and Tom Price to head Health and Human Services.

The Senate Finance Committee moved to report both of them to the Senate floor on 14-0 votes, with only Republicans participating, after voting to suspend the panel’s rules.

The unusual steps came one day after Democrats forced a delay on scheduled votes by boycotting the committee’s meeting. Chairman Orrin Hatch said Tuesday he was furious at Democrats, and vowed to push the nominations forward.



Anonymous said...

Finally - keep standing up to these idiots!!

Anonymous said...

Democrats - are - obstructionists

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I wish they had the balls to make the Sergeant at Arms compel the boycotters to return to their duties.

Anonymous said...

When they go on summer recess they should not be let back in.