Senatorial “Secret Holds” Are Censorship

By |2020-01-05T23:18:43-05:00December 9th, 2009|Blog|

According to a recent report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a number of Senators have failed to abide by Section 512 of the 2007 Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) which prohibits the use of “secret holds” on legislation and nominations but provides no mechanism for enforcement of the law. Under the system of holds, [...]