The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. ET to resume consideration of S.1390, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. There will be a possible cloture vote on a hate crimes amendment introduced by Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The Senate calendar linked to above says:
Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1390, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Earlier today, Senator Reid filed cloture on the Hate Crimes amendment. We will continue to work on an agreement to have that vote tomorrow. If we are unable to reach an agreement, the cloture vote would occur at 1:00am Friday morning.
Amazing that this massive erosion of traditional American freedoms should be rammed through with only two hours hearings, no debate, and a cloture vote to attach it to a totally different Bill.
Nicholas Stix has posted an excellent commentary: The â€?Hate Crimes" Bill Will Cost You Nothing but Your Freedom: Tell Your Senators to Vote No! on WebCommentary