So they need at least nine Republicans to pass it. Does it happen? We can only hope. Via Politico:
Senate Democrats took a critical step towards ending Tommy Tuberville’s eight-month-long blockade on military nominations.
The Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced a resolution that would allow military nominations to be confirmed en masse — an effort that would spoil Tuberville’s hold on military promotions, which he’s vowed to continue until the Pentagon reverses an abortion policy. There are more than 400 military officer nominations in the backlog, meaning individual votes on those promotions would take hundreds of hours.
The resolution, led by Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), was passed out of committee by a 9-7 vote along party lines. Senators have debated the best way to move past Tuberville’s holds for months and Sinema especially tried to move Democrats away from the extreme step of unilaterally changing chamber rules. The measure requires 60 votes to pass, meaning at least nine Republicans would have to support it on the Senate floor.