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Senate needs ‘written standard’ to restrict bills being killed, amended: retired Sen. Baker

Some longtime Senators disagree with any limitations, and assert their right to defeat legislation.

Newfoundland Senator George Baker, who retired this month, says Senators should be advised of and abide by a long-understood parliamentary practice wherein the Upper Chamber does not defeat legislation passed by the House. The Hill Times file photograph

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:00 AM

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