Never has such a weird word been so loudly acclaimed. Today, the Senate voted 62-37 to close debate on S.160, the bill that grants the District a Representative in the House, and tomorrow will vote on its passage. Several senators crossed the aisle (at least one in the opposite direction…) to make this cloture vote possible. The House is fairly receptive to the idea, and this means that come 2011, it’s very probably that the District will have a voting member in the House of Representatives.

Ed. note: This post has been updated to add the link to the vote tally.

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3 thoughts on “Cloture!

  1. That is until somebody reads the constitution and realizes it is unconstitutional for the District to have a voting member.