|Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), unhappy with an effort to add $11 billion to the $284 billion highway bill, threw a temporary roadblock in the way of the Senate’s schedule yesterday.|
Gregg objected to a routine motion by his own party to allow committees to meet later than usual in the morning. Although committees may meet for two hours after the Senate is in session, they cannot meet beyond that time without unanimous consent, a rule senators regularly waive. It is rare that any member objects, although Democrats recently used the tactic to protest actions by the majority, forcing the Senate to go into a recess so that committees could meet.