By Burgess Everett (Politico) –
Mitch McConnell is on course to set a record in legislative futility.
On Tuesday, the Senate majority leader again forced a vote on a bill to fund the Defense Department — and again it failed due to a Democratic filibuster. The roll call marked the fifth time McConnell (R-Ky.) has held a fruitless procedural re-do on legislation, the most in a year since 1997, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.
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