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Specter Will Support Cloture on Card Check

Ian Scott on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:20:30 pm

Washington D.C. political newspaper The Hill reported on Friday that Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter (D) will vote with Democrats in support of a cloture vote on a modified version of Card Check. 

Cloture is a procedural motion requiring 60 votes that would override a filibuster and force a vote.  If every other Democratic Senator were to vote in favor of cloture on a version of the Employee Free Choice Act, they could force a vote.

The announcement, before a group of liberal leaning bloggers, comes amid a roller coaster year for the Senator surrounding this issue.  In March, after months of speculation and lobbying from both sides, Specter, then a Republican, said that he would not support cloture on Card Check.  Several weeks later Sen. Specter switched political parties and re-opened the door for support of an amended version of EFCA.

The Card Check debate is ongoing and still demands attention from your organization and your members.

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