Thursday, November 21, 2013

Reid to go Nuclear

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he's proposing changes to the Senate rules that would abolish the filibuster for most judicial and executive branch nominees.  Reid's proposal would reportedly retain the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

Politico reports here.

Reid is reportedly prepared to go nuclear--that is, to change the rules by a simple majority vote.

Reid's proposal comes on the heels of three successful filibusters in as many weeks by Senate Republicans of President Obama's picks for the D.C. Circuit.

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