Senator Johnson on Withholding Consent
June 28, 2011
In a speech today on the Senate floor, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) threatened to tie up the Senate by withholding consent on Senate business. Most business in the Senate is by unanimous consent so the objection of a single senator can prevent further Senate action. Sen. Johnson cited the failure of the Senate to take up a budget and said he might start withholding consent. Following Sen. Johnson’s speech early this afternoon, the Senate has been in a long quorum call. You can hear Senator Johnson’s speech here.