Posted: 3/11/2010 11:55:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2010 4:28:10 PM EDT by MMcfpd]
In Clinton's first two years in office, the Gingrich Republicans learned that the vicious circle works. While filibusters were occasionally broken, they also brought much of Clinton's agenda to a halt, and they made Washington look pathetic. In one case, GOP Senators successfully filibustered changes to a 122-year-old mining act, thus forcing the government to sell roughly $10 billion worth of gold rights to a Canadian company for less than $10,000. In another, Republicans filibustered legislation that would have applied employment laws to members of Congress — a reform they had loudly demanded.
Can anybody provide any details regarding 1.) the above mentioned gold rights sale or 2.) the employment law legislation filibuster?