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  •  Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated... (3+ / 0-)
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    Dartagnan, annan, Lilredhead

    (Courtesy an earlier discussion)
    From the Judiciary Committee's website, specifically the current committee rules:

    III. QUORUMS

    1. Six Members of the Committee, actually present, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of discussing business. Eight Members of the Committee, including at least two Members of the minority, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business. No bill, matter, or nomination shall be ordered reported from the Committee, however, unless a majority of the Committee is actually present at the time such action is taken and a majority of those present support the action taken.

    2. For the purpose of taking down sworn testimony, a quorum of the Committee and each Subcommittee thereof, now or hereafter appointed, shall consist of one Senator.

    (Emphasis on the minority requirement)

    However, the full Senate can apparently vote for a discharge, and being nominee-related, it probably falls under the Reid Rule.

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