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Old 06-29-2017, 05:08 PM
Velocity Velocity is offline
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Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
Though the House and Senate can do a lot to set their own rules, Article I Section 5 of the Constitution does specify that "a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business". That would seem to set 50%+1 = 51 Senators as a constitutionally defined as a quorum.

So Democrats could boycott but so long as the Republicans can get 51 of their members to show up then they could go ahead and confirm a nomination before them.
Ah my bad. I had thought it was something like 67 for quorum.