Closer to 60 votes for the Employee Free Choice Act? Well, yes, by definition, but …
Expect a renewed wave of enthusiasm by the bill’s supporters in the days to come. Still, once Franken is seated as the second Senator from Minnesota, EFCA in its current form faces an uphill battle. Many of the 60 votes possibly controlled by the Democrats have openly questioned the bill’s current provisions — Sens. Lincoln, Feinstein, and Bennet to name but a few. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA), whose recent famous party switch put the Democrats this close to the prospect of cloture on any given measure, has consistently criticized EFCA as currently drafted.
With lots of links, including more speculation about Specter’s position and Sen. Tom Harkin’s “compromise.”
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