Bennett Drops his Amendment but No Quorum [Updated]


UPDATE: Our intelligence tells us that the committee will vote off the floor around noon today.

Rules and Administration Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) just announced that Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) will drop his amendment allowing the electronic filing bill to move forwards. Feinstein agreed to hold a hearing on a stand alone bill of Bennett's amendment. And now Bennett cosponsors the bill, S. 223. Amazing!

However, not enough Democrats showed up for there to be a quorum so the meeting was adjourned without a vote on the bill. The committee will likely vote off the floor once they get enough votes. It’s ironic that a disclosure bill will be voted on behind closed doors. The bill should still move forwards.