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Harry Reid Filibuster Reform

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid On Filibuster Reform: Maybe Democrats Should Have Gone Further

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scuffled with Republicans Thursday over delayed action on President Barack Obama's nominees, ...

A Constitutional -- Not a Nuclear -- End to Confirmation Filibusters

Victor Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. The Senate action is a return to the constitutional governance of the Framers' design -- there is nothing "nuclear" about simple-majority votes.

Ryan Grim

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the trigger Thursday, deploying a parliamentary procedure dubbed the "nuclear option" ...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Getting Serious About Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Filibuster reform advocates have been here before. A Senate bogged down in procedural gridlock drives Democratic leadership to threaten ...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking more and more likely that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn't just ready for filibuster reform, but he's ready...

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The Fight To Blow Up The Senate Saved Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, 2011, Senate Republicans blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee to head his signature ...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Ready For Filibuster Reform: 'It's Time For Course Correction'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his toughest talk yet on the matter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signaled Monday that a change to Senate filibuster ru...

Reid Leading Charge In Big Fight

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would he...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Vows Payback In Filibuster Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared Thursday that he intended to push ahead with a "nuclear option" rules change in...

Harry Reid Said He 'Ate Sh*t' On Filibustered Obama Nominations: Report

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) regrets waiting so long to push for filibuster reform in the Senate and allowing Republicans to hold up sev...

Here's Mitch McConnell's Scathing Speech Against Filibuster Reform

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised the possibility of a mid-session rules change on the Senate floor Thursday, suggesting that he and D...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Tees Up Filibuster Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signaled Tuesday that his Democratic caucus members are becoming so frustrated with Republica...

Jennifer Bendery

Lamar Alexander Warns Harry Reid Against Breaking Filibuster Pledge, Despite Breaking His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) spent most of Tuesday criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for signaling that he may go...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Punts Key Vote To July, Setting Up Filibuster Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The likelihood of a knockdown fight over the filibuster this summer increased on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) p...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Filibuster Attack Renewed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive and labor groups on Thursday renewed calls for Senate leaders to reform filibuster rules that have allowed Republicans to re...

PCCC Raises $30,000 For Sen. Jeff Merkley Off Filibuster Reform Fight

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Last week's filibuster reform deal fell far short of Sen. Jeff Merkley's expectations, but the Oregon Democrat's efforts to end the silent filibuster ...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Will Not Carry Over Old Filibuster Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratically controlled Senate will reform the filibuster within the next day and a half whether Republicans go along or not, Sena...

Amanda Terkel

Fate Of Filibuster In Mitch McConnell's Hands

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is joining the fight to reform the filibuster, arguing that change is needed to move beyond "political obstr...

Ryan Grim

Rising Senator Sets Sights On Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley circulated details of his filibuster reform proposal to Senate colleagues on Wednesday, a copy of which was provided t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Harry Reid: Filibuster Changes Will Take Place In January

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Keeping with his post-election pledge to reform the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday proffered that cha...

Don't Reform the Filibuster -- Kill It

Aaron Belkin | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

President Obama should encourage Senator Reid to oversee the elimination of the filibuster now, while neither party controls Congress, so that legislators have time to adjust before the return of one-party rule and the consequent enactment of more aggressive legislation.

Emily Swanson

Americans Want More Of This In Senate Filibusters

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

A majority of Americans are in favor of requiring senators who wish to filibuster a bill to actually stand up on the Senate floor and talk, according ...

Boehner: Filibuster Reform Threat 'Designed To Marginalize Senate Republicans'

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner joined fellow Republicans in the Senate on Thursday in their battle to stop Democrats controlling that c...

Needed Reform for the U.S. Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The fact is, as a consequence of unprecedented obstructionism during the last Congress, the filibuster was used more in two years than it had been in the 1950s, '60s and '70s combined. This is unacceptable.

Sam Stein

White House Embraces Harry Reid's Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jumping squarely into the white-hot debate currently being waged in the Senate, the White House on Wednesday said it supports Senate Maj...