Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More "up all nighters"

The post below focuses on what the Ohio Democratic Party is doing with their up all night activities, but in reading this NPR article, The Senate is also planning an up all night event, with cots even.

It's not meant to be a fun and games slumber party Congress event though:

Senate Democrats refused to flinch Tuesday as the chamber moved toward a rare, all-night session of debate on legislation to bring troops home this fall.

They called for sleeping cots to be rolled into a room off the Senate floor and told members to prepare for repeated votes throughout the evening.

The legislation, proposed by Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., would order troops to start leaving in 120 days and complete the pullout by April 30, 2008.

The goal of the planned marathon debate was to test the patience of Republicans, who have threatened to filibuster the bill.

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