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Daily Archives: November 21st, 2013

U.S. Senate’s Pacific Northwest delegation votes along party lines to reform the filibuster

Excerpt: As mentioned, Democrats set up a historic vote today on curbing the filibuster, which Republicans have been using to prevent the United States Senate from considering President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees. The vote was a success, with fifty Democrats and two independents backing the rules change. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid orchestrated the vote […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s done! Senate Democrats have – at long last – voted to implement filibuster reform

Excerpt: After years of talk, filibuster reform has finally become a reality. Today, the United States Senate took a huge and momentous step towards becoming a more democratic body. By a vote of fifty-two to forty-eight, senators voted to change Senate rules to abolish filibusters of executive and judicial nominations, except Supreme Court nominations. The move […]
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