Schumer Blocks National Security Briefing For Senate Committee

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used an upper chamber procedure Wednesday to block a national security briefing hosted by the Senate Judiciary Committee, irritating Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.

The rule that Schumer had invoked, which he has been exercising the use of over the past two weeks, blocks Senate committee business from happening two hours after the Senate convenes session for the day.  Schumer has consistently used the procedure as a way to delay business in Senate to make demands on Republicans on the health care bill.

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