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Post Tagged with: "filibuster reform"
Despite fears that Senate rule changes wouldn’t make a difference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shows remarkable skill in preventing GOP obstructionism.
Progressives are disheartened that the broken and oft-abused filibuster system did not get reformed, but one man is thrilled: Senator Mitch McConnell, who recently even filibustered his own bill.
The Senate changes the rules for the filibuster, not as progressive as some have hoped, but it shows a long-term strategy being played by the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.
Senator Reid is giving the GOP the opportunity, either work to govern, or be frozen out of the political system utterly.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the floor of the Senate earlier this week to loudly proclaim that filibuster reform would undermine the very purpose of the Senate.
Three possible unintended consequences of requiring Senators to speak during filibusters: More media hype, fewer filibusters, and – eventually – boredom.
Senate Republicans seem to have forgotten how the Senate works and are complaining about the Senate rule vote being unfair.
Talk of filibuster reform has come to a head – New Senate rules will require filibusterers to actually take the floor.
Reform has been attempted before but some of the old-school Democrats balked, remembering they also like to use the filibuster when they are in the minority.
How the GOP has abused filibusters and how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to stop them.
A short list of progressives that need our support to move Congress to the left.