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    Tuberville Hold on Military Promotions Faces Biggest Challenge as Democrats Rally to Change Senate Rules

    Tuberville Hold on Military Promotions Faces Biggest Challenge as Democrats Rally to Change Senate Rules

    Democrats in the Senate are pressing ahead next week with a to get around a long-running hold by Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., on promotions as the number of affected officers climbs.

    On Monday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced that the Senate Rules Committee that she chairs will vote Nov. 14 on a resolution “to allow the Senate to break through Sen. Tuberville's blockade of military nominations on the Senate floor.”

    More than 450 military promotions are now on hold since Tuberville started his blockade in February. Although the resolution — which aims to allow the Senate to vote on all the nominated promotions at once — is likely to make it out of the Democrat-controlled committee, it is unclear whether it will pass the full Senate, where it will need Republican support to clear the 60-vote threshold.

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    “Sen. Tuberville refuses to heed the warnings of our top military officials,” Klobuchar said in her statement, before adding that Tuberville “refuses to even cooperate with members of his own party who have pleaded with him to lift this hold.”

    “This vote in the Rules Committee will allow us to finally move forward with military confirmations, filling critical positions and protecting our military readiness,” the statement read.

    Officials at the Pentagon have noted that the situation with the military continues to…

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