Wyden's legislation to end secret holds put on Senate calendar

The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) added a bill to eliminate the practice of secret holds on nominees to the Senate calendar on Wednesday.

Reid added Sen. Ron Wyden's (D-Ore.) legislation to do away with the longstanding Senate tradition of being able to anonymously halt a president's nominees in the Senate.

Adding the legislation to the calendar has the effect of moving the legislation closer to the point where Reid could bring it up for a vote.

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