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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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