WashSpeak: Holding it at the desk

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“Holding it at the desk,” is another term for a procedure that keeps a bill from going through a committee.

Instead, the legislation is “held at the desk” and placed directly on the Senate calendar.

Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to force a vote on the health care repeal bill by “holding it at the desk.” But with Majority Leader Harry Reid in charge of the legislative calender, the tactic is not likley to be successful.

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WashSpeak: Holding it at the desk

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