One in a continuing series about Democrats not using Senate procedure in the manner best befitting their majority.


There are two votes today -- cloture on NRLB nominee Craig Becker and Third Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Joseph Greenaway.  

If they had held the vote on Becker first, they might used his possible rejection as a way to make a point about Scott Brown -- i.e., he "came to DC and used his first vote to say NO to working families and put the national Republican agenda in front of his own constituents." 

But they voted on Greenaway first -- so Brown's first vote is an easy, bipartisan yes.

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