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

WaPo reports.

The Fix: Why Filibuster Reform Didn’t Happen

Senator Reid tells Ezra Klein: “I’m not personally, at this stage, ready to get rid of the 60-vote threshold,” Reid (D-Nev.) told me this morning, referring to the number of votes needed to halt a filibuster. “With the history of the Senate, we have to understand the Senate isn’t and shouldn’t be like the House.”

David Firestone: “So much for any hope that this Senate might be significantly different from the last one.


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