With the budget vote-a-rama anticipated to consume the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body for the foreseeable future, Senate Judiciary Committee members Thursday had resigned themselves to doing the people’s business behind closed doors — until the Fourth Estate weighed in.
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A Senate GOP aide alerted press that because of the ongoing floor action, a planned open executive session was being downgraded to an off-the-record huddle within the chamber.
“Because of the location and limited space for this meeting, the proceedings will only be accessible to people with floor privileges,” staff warned via email.
Per a committee spokesman, the procedural audible caused some reporters, including CQ Roll Call scribe Niels Lesniewski, to raise a red flag. Full story