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Tue Dec 5, 2023, 06:31 PM Dec 5

Schumer just went to the Senate floor and secured unanimous consent to approve 425 military promotions. [View all]

.@SenSchumer just went to the Senate floor and secured unanimous consent to approve 425 military promotions. No objections. Tommy Tuberville backed down after ~10 months of blocking them. Pentagon abortion travel policy remains in tact.
5:12 PM · Dec 5, 2023

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Can Schumer bring up the 4 Stars for a floor vote? OAITW r.2.0 Dec 5 #1
11, tuberville says he'll keep blocking those. NT EleanorR Dec 5 #6
He can block unanimous consent votes but he cannot stop individual votes IF TomSlick Dec 5 #8
Good to know, thank you NT EleanorR Dec 5 #10
Only a simple majority is required to invoke cloture on nominees. tritsofme Dec 5 #11
It appears you are correct with the exception of SCOTUS nominations. TomSlick Dec 5 #13
The rules were changed again in 2017 so Republicans could confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority. tritsofme Dec 5 #16
Exactly! PortTack Dec 5 #20
i still think hes holding on to these so when trump is king he can appoint his own generals samnsara Dec 6 #28
Of all the horse's ass R's in the Senate Bundbuster Dec 5 #2
And the ass has lived in Florida for 2 decades EleanorR Dec 5 #7
his reckless actions have hurt our military and put America in danger. Takket Dec 5 #19
I wonder if some new information came out about tubby that made him back down? kimbutgar Dec 5 #3
He found out he was about to be defeated in a Senate vote JoseBalow Dec 5 #12
I wonder if Tommy Trouble was one of those unanimous votes DFW Dec 5 #4
Operative Word: Unanimous ProfessorGAC Dec 5 #5
The guy doesn't know what the three branches leftieNanner Dec 5 #15
I guess Putin's check cleared? mahina Dec 5 #9
Tuberville is still a piece of shit Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 5 #14
Does Rand Paul still have a hold on State Department appointments? Midnight Writer Dec 5 #17
That Florida Fuckwit is hoping for short memories in Alabama Warpy Dec 5 #18
Good......... DemocraticPatriot Dec 5 #21
Tommy Tuberville WVreaper Dec 5 #22
Now, what is the point of blocking the 4 star military? Does he just want to keep Maraya1969 Dec 6 #23
Fuck you, Tuberville. Fuck you where you breathe. Paladin Dec 6 #24
insurrection trickyrick3 Dec 6 #25
Will they get back pay for the delay? Freethinker65 Dec 6 #26
That would only be Fair! But, as we know, Fairness is not in the GOPer behavior inventory. PTL_Mancuso Dec 6 #27
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