senate filibuster reform

Since last November, Senate obstruction hasn't disappeared, it simply has taken a different form.
"My view at the time they did it was, if this rule changes, it's likely never to revert back to where it was," said Sen. Roy
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WASHINGTON -- A day after Republicans swept control of the Senate, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued a plea to his party: Keep
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
Reid filed a so-called cloture motion that sets up votes on four federal district court nominees who have been waiting all
In fact, the only judicial nominee confirmed so far in 2014 has been Robert Wilkins, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals
"The whole committee action was for show because all noms that don't get confirmed by the end of the session (i.e., this
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
Feinstein and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) both flipped positions on Tuesday. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is prepared
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
"I do now," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told reporters when asked if she supports filibuster reform. She said she changed
Senate Republicans filibustered President Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, leaving Democrats with two options for filling the court's empty seats: change the rules and take away the GOP's power to filibuster certain nominees, or call it a day.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Monday, leaving Democrats with two options for filling the court's empty seats: change the rules and take away the GOP's power to filibuster certain nominees, or call it a day.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is plowing ahead with trying to confirm President Barack Obama's