As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Senate Two-Fer

Good news from the world's most deliberative body. First, Hilda Solis will be confirmed tonight, after unanimous consent was achieved to proceed to a full vote without the need for cloture. This is a great progressive victory for President Obama's cabinet. It will be a new day to have a Secretary of Labor who cares about Labor again.

Also, the Senate advanced the DC Voting Rights Act, which would add two seats to the House of Representatives, one for DC (which has more residents than Wyoming and no representation) and one (for now) for Utah, which just missed out on an extra seat after the last Census. These things are commonly done by compromise, but getting DC residents a voting member is crucially important. There could be a final vote as early as tonight.

Harry Reid gets a pat on the head.

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