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Posted: 11/3/2004 8:38:46 AM EDT
Looking at the current calls for the House and Senate.  The house is 54-44 and the Senate 229-200.

Maybe we could actually get some good legislation started now.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:31:57 AM EDT
I didn't know there were that many people in the Senate!
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:33:13 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:34:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/3/2004 9:35:52 AM EDT by Schulze]

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
Looking at the current calls for the House and Senate.  The house is 54-44 229-200 and the Senate 229-200 54-44.

Maybe we could actually get some good legislation started now.






I call it the "Spoils of War" bill, allowing each member of the armed forces to bring back a dollar value of loot based on his rank.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:37:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:46:57 AM EDT
Unfortunately, Dems can still block legislation with their candy-assed filibusters.  You need 60 votes for a cloture
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:50:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
Unfortunately, Dems can still block legislation with their candy-assed filibusters.  You need 60 votes for a cloture



+1 on that.  Of course, the Repubs are a bit closer to that magic number, so for each piece of legislation, they only need to find 6 Dems willing to cross the lines instead of 9.  Should make it easier to get certain key bills (and SCOTUS appointments!) passed.
Link Posted: 11/3/2004 9:56:51 AM EDT
Illinois didn't help, but I'm glad at least there are bigger majorities, especially in the Senate.  My two liberal senators won't get as much done, thankfully.
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