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Obstructionism Reigns



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The Senate Democrats are truly being obstructionist. They are holding up a new Senate organizing resolution until they get a near-even split of committee fundings to reflect thenear-even split in the Senate. Of course, when the Democrats were in the majority, the funding split never reflected the relative strength of the parties. The split was 2/3-1/3, even though the Democrats held far fewer than 2/3 of Senate seats. The same was true during Republican control. The only exception was during the truly even split of the last Congress. Until a new resolution is passed, the Senate can hardly conduct any committee business. Perhaps that’s how Daschle’s Dems like it.



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