In the last few days of this legislative session Senate Republicans have been withholding votes all legislative measures requiring a 2/3 vote.
According to sources inside the building, Senate Republicans were withholding support on those measures in order to get previously negotiated and agreed upon budget deals. Apparently Majority Leadership made several promises, dating back to February of this year which, to date, have not been upheld. Senate Republicans have therefore been attempting to use the 2/3 vote measures as leverage forcing Dem Leadership to produce on prior promises made
Now Senate Democrats, are stripping the urgency clauses from bills on the floor so they may be passed with only a majority vote.
And so the typical last minute shenanigans begin…