Rules of the last 50-50 Senate might not bind This specific one

“Can we go half-day on dealing with impeachment, as well as half-day getting my people nominated as well as confirmed from the Senate, as well as moving on the package,” Biden said, adding of which the matter needed to be discussed with the Senate parliamentarian.

Biden, who was from the Senate for the impeachment trial for President Bill Clinton, is actually also quite familiar with the oddity of the tied Senate.

Biden was briefly chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee at the start of the 107th Congress, when Vice President Al Gore was still in office as well as on hand to break ties in favor of Democrats. When Dick Cheney was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2001, majority control went back to the Republicans, who had been from the majority the three previous congresses, as well as Biden handed the gavel to North Carolina Republican Jesse Helms.

This specific time, Senate committees, which are still controlled by the GOP senators who led them from the last Congress until there are organizing resolutions adopted, seem to be taking their time when of which comes to scheduling hearings for even some of the most important national security-related Cabinet posts.

Even though the chairmen as well as ranking members of committees for the 117th Congress are foregone conclusions, only two Senate panels have yet scheduled confirmation hearings for members of the Biden cabinet.

,, 13 January 2021 | 6:16 am

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