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Tag Archives: Filibuster Reform

Senate Democrats must filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Excerpt: Neofascist Donald Trump tonight announced he is nominating an archconservative judge to fill the vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s death nearly a year ago, which should have been filled last year, but wasn’t due to the obstructionism of Senate Republicans. Trump’s pick, Neil Gorsuch, would be an almost sure vote to “to limit gay rights, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
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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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