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Republicans say their votes send a message about how unhappy they are about last year's filibuster reform. And those votes
Republicans have been fuming ever since Democrats changed the Senate rules to require only a simple majority, instead of
The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. The Senate action is a return to the constitutional governance of the Framers' design -- there is nothing "nuclear" about simple-majority votes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the trigger Thursday, deploying a parliamentary procedure dubbed the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules to pass most executive and judicial nominees by a simple majority vote.
Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) broke with their party and joined Republicans in
WASHINGTON -- Filibuster reform advocates have been here before. A Senate bogged down in procedural gridlock drives Democratic
CORRECTION: This article has been edited to change the number of President George W. Bush nominees confirmed to the D.C. Circuit
The two leaders met again Tuesday morning, after Reid already had a deal. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was in Reid's office
None of those threats seemed to deter Reid on Monday, though. He called the Senate an "evolving" institution, and pointed
Democrats, who are the majority in the Senate, are pushing to erode the rights of minority Republicans to block confirmation
Such entrenched positions are raising the temperature in the arcane rules battle. Perhaps an even bigger concern for Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) regrets waiting so long to push for filibuster reform in the Senate and allowing
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised the possibility of a mid-session rules change on the Senate floor Thursday
Late Tuesday afternoon, Reid met with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), one of the most outspoken advocates of sweeping reform
But the Tennessee Republican didn't mention his own pledge to "never filibuster a president's judicial nominees," a promise
WASHINGTON -- The likelihood of a knockdown fight over the filibuster this summer increased on Tuesday as Senate Majority
The president made a direct appeal to Republicans in a private meeting last month to stop filibustering his judicial nominees
This week, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid cut a deal with Republicans that kept the Senate filibuster in place. Republicans
Levin said he supports getting rid of the filibuster on the motion to proceed, but again held out hope for an agreement. Merkley
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is joining the fight to reform the filibuster, arguing that change is needed to