“Filibuster Reformers Open To Reid’s More Modest Reform Plan”

TPM: “Reid’s emerging package would require a filibustering minority of senators to occupy the floor and speak after the debate has begun. But they would retain the ability to force a 60-vote threshold for the first motion to begin debate (which reformers would prefer to also get rid of). After that, the plan would shift the burden from the majority seeking to advance legislation or nominations to the minority seeking to block them….His plan would also eliminate a rule requiring a 30-hour gap between cloture and a final vote on a measure and would make it easier for the Senate to go to conference with the House.”


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