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Senator Claire McCaskill via Twitter on her progress to date in getting her Senate colleagues to address secret holds on nominations:

Now have 43 Senators on the letter pledging to never secretly hold a nomination and calling for the end of this very bad habit.     about 2 hours ago  via UberTwitter  

….This is a permanent pledge. No secret holds now or ever. Working to abolish forever.     about 1 hour ago  via UberTwitter  in reply to ….

It’d certainly be ironic if any of those 43 who signed the letter was responsible for any of the current secret holds.


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From Senator Claire McCaskill via Twitter (May 5th):

Now have 50 signatures on End the Secret Hold letter.More work on it today.Rules being broken by failure of Rs to reveal who’s holding noms. 15 minutes ago via web