Posted by: Boston Bravery | January 6, 2011
Senate Dems introduce rules reform that weakens filibuster – TheHill.com
“If the majority party fails to muster 60 votes to cut off debate, the filibustering senators must “enter a period of continuous debate on the measure, motion or other matter pending,” according to the resolution.
The package would take away senators’ right to filibuster the motion to begin debate on a bill.
The reform would also prevent senators from keeping secret holds on executive and judicial branch nominees and legislation.”
Let’s hope this becomes the new rules for the Senate.
Senate Dems introduce rules reform that weakens filibuster – TheHill.com.