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McCaskill: 51 Senators Have Signed My 'No More Secret Holds' Pledge

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No Republicans have yet signed on to the letter. McCaskill's office tells TPM the senator plans to send it to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the end of this week. (Reid himself spoke out against secret holds at a press conference on Tuesday -- and hinted at referring lengthy holds to the Ethics Committee.)

The Hill reports that Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have offered an amendment to the financial reform bill which would effectively end secret holds by requiring senators to tell party leaders of their intention -- in writing.

Read McCaskill's letter here.

Below, the list of current signees provided by Sen. McCaskill's office:


Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)

Senator Roland Burris (D-IL)

Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE)

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Senator Al Franken (D-MN)

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI)

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)

Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)

Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)

Senator John Kerry (D-MA)

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA)

Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)

Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE)

Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI)

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

(h/t The Hill)