By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 04:27 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's action to end the filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominations. Big Labor had pushed hard to change the filibuster, which they saw as preventing union-friendly appointees. In a statement to reporters,...
By Philip Klein | 11/21/13 03:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Thursday move to weaken the filibuster is supposed to be limited to federal judicial appointments and executive nominations rather than Supreme Court appointments or actual legislation.
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 03:24 PM
President Obama on Thursday backed the Senate's decision to trigger the “nuclear option” and change its filibuster rules, saying it was necessary to stop the Republican Party's “pattern of obstruction.” “I support the step a majority of senators took to change the way Washington is...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/21/13 03:11 PM
Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday moved to fundamentally alter the rules governing the chamber's filibuster rule after Republicans repeatedly rejected President Obama's nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court. The change, approved 52-48, would prevent the minority party from using the...
By Ashe Schow | 11/21/13 02:05 PM
Now that the Senate has agreed to Majority Leader Harry Reid's “nuclear option” rule change, ending filibusters of judicial nominations by allowing 51 Senators to confirm judges, it's a good time to look at how his position has evolved since the Nevada Democrat was in the minority and...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 12:15 PM
“Yes, I do,” said Biden, during a visit to a sandwich shop in downtown D.C., where reporters asked him if he backed the filibuster reforms. Reid on Thursday said he was prepared to propose a change to rules that would block Republicans from forcing a 60-vote threshold and filibustering any...
By Tim Mak | 11/21/13 11:52 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged Thursday to advance a bipartisan effort to tighten U.S. economic sanctions on Iran in December despite the White House's plea that Congress not intervene while the administration is talking with Tehran about its nuclear program.
By Paul Bedard | 11/20/13 01:35 PM
A new video from the conservative group Campaign for Working Families targets the president and 27 Democratic senators who echoed his false promise that Americans would be allowed to keep their health insurance under Obamacare. Five key Senate Democrats up for reelection get special attention...
11/19/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he's considering changing his chamber's rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama's nominations, a warning shot that suggested Democrats might soon use their power in the chamber to end...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 04:10 PM
Senate Democratic leaders who have grown frustrated with the repeated Republican rejections of President Obama's judicial nominations are seriously weighing a historic change to the chamber's rules that would neuter use of the filibuster by the minority party.
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