Reid Vows Open Amendment Process on First Bill of Session; Will McConnell Hold Up His End of the Deal?

By: Monday January 31, 2011 12:18 pm

On a conference call about the FAA Authorization bill, the first substantive legislation to be taken up in the Senate, Harry Reid was asked about the situation in Egypt, and basically toed the Obama Administration line, using much of the same language of the past 24 hours. He said that he’s “deeply concerned” about the [...]

As Democrats Rally for Senate Rules Reform, Will These Changes Matter?

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 6:00 am

The Senate recessed last night, and won’t come back into session until January 25. It’s good to be a Senator. But before they pick back up on what amounts to the same “legislative day,” they will build support for Tom Udall’s Constitutional option to reform the Senate rules. Outside of Ben Nelson, there really isn’t [...]

Senate Rules Reform Package Released

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 9:56 am

Tom Udall has released the Senate rules reform package that he will introduce today for a vote, which he believes he can get passed with a simple majority. It includes most of the features that had been bandied about throughout the last couple weeks. Here are the highlights: • Eliminating the filibuster on the motion [...]

All Senate Democrats But Dodd Sign Letter Demanding Senate Rule Changes

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 2:00 pm

This is a major breaking story. The main reason that the lame duck session was so productive was that the rest of the legislative session was so UNPRODUCTIVE, because the Republicans were able to ran out the clock. Senate Democrats are taking a stand and saying, we cannot work this way anymore. All Democratic senators [...]

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