Monday, July 16, 2007

Senate Democrats Finally Get Some Stones

Sen. Harry Reid is going to force the Republicans to really filibuster the Reed-Levin amendment. The Reed-Levin amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill (S.AMDT.2087) calls for the reduction of US troops in Iraq within 120 days of the enactment of the Act and mandates a withdrawal of most of the combat troops by April 30, 2008.

Reid will use to force 30 hours of non-stop debate on the amendment. Republicans need to filibuster this amendment because it would otherwise pass. Although, it would certainly be vetoed by Bush.

Remember less than a year ago how Republicans were clammering for "up or down" votes? Seem like they don't think the filibuster is such a bad thing now. Let's just keep in mind who is preventing votes on many Democrat-led bills.

More here including Harry Reid video.

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