It's been a week since Democrats broke a GOP financial reform filibuster, allowing debate on the legislation on the Senate floor. But debate means amendments, and amendments mean votes, and there have been precisely zero of those since the logjam broke. Why not? Apparently, it's because Repulbicans are unwilling to bring up their own amendments for the time being.
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"This is really something," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, visibly angry on the floor yesterday. "[The GOP] will not let us vote on amendments [they] offered, amendments that we've agreed to--they won't let us vote on them."