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Senate leaders reach deal
modifying filibuster rules,
keep 60-vote hurdle

Washington Post, by Paul Kane

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/24/2013 10:51:22 PM

The Senate approved a deal Thursday that will keep the chamber’s long-standing 60-vote threshold for halting a filibuster but streamline some of the chamber’s more cumbersome procedures. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), largely accepting the recommendations from a bipartisan team of senior senators, won broad bipartisan support for a package of reforms that will streamline operations but leave intact rules that give the minority more rights than any other legislative body in the world.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ccyr, 1/24/2013 10:57:39 PM     (No. 9137811)

Democrats finally figured out that they might not permanently control the Senate and that whatever rules were passed were just as likely to be used AGAINST them as BY them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/24/2013 11:25:21 PM     (No. 9137833)

Two Amendment maximum... pay attention, folks...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/25/2013 12:17:09 AM     (No. 9137870)

Both parties are the same--screwing the country.


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