Reforming the Senate's 'Secret Holds'

Friday, February 04, 2011


On January 27th, the Senate agreed to reform the practice of "secret holds," making it much harder for anonymous Senators to anonymously block legislation, like they did with the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, from reaching the floor for a vote. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who sponsored the reforms, talks about the origin of secret holds and the importance of the reform.

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