Arlen Specter’s History Lesson

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"Arlen Specter’s History Lesson"

Speaking on the Senate floor today, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) put the filibuster fight in context:

Through blue slips and holds, seventy of President Clinton’s nominees were blocked.

When it became clear that the Republican-controlled Senate would not allow the nominations to move forward, President Clinton withdrew 12 of those nominations and chose not to renominate 16.

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