1. It’s about time: John Gramlich reports that Harry Reid “will either file cloture on Srinivasan or get a deal tonight; vote itself by end of week.” That’s Sri Srinivasan, who (if confirmed, as is likely) will be the first … Continue reading ?
Senator Harry Reid has hinted that he might in the next few days use the nuclear option to secure the confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.
I think it's fair to say that Harry Reid isn't by inclination or temperament a big fan of filibuster reform. That's partly because it will upset whatever collegiality is left in the Senate and make it really hard for him...
Harry Reid seems to be threatening to almost, possibly, maybe think about invoking the nuclear option on the filibuster again, but he does that all the time. So he's probably just trying to pressure Republicans to quit stalling on some...Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes (Ed. note: Frank's second open letter to Sen. Boxer is here. -- MJWS) At The Washington Post, two writers I admire, Greg Sargent and Jonathan Bernstein, are excited about the prospect of filibuster reform. First, Sargent...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans this coming week to test the Republican filibuster threat against Richard Cordray. Read more...
Well, Harry Reid is resorting to desperate measures in order to try and regain some power in the Senate. Reports say that he is getting ready to...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reportedly getting ready to use the so-called "nuclear option" to change the Senate rules so that 60 votes are no longer needed to break a filibuster. According to the Washington Post, President Barack Obama will support Reid's efforts if Republicans in the Senate continue to block upcoming nominations. Show More Summary
Does he mean it this time? The threats from Harry Reid to go nuclear on Senate rules reform have coalesced behind three nominations that he plans to bring to the floor next week, all of which will almost certainly be filibustered byShow More Summary
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Like clockwork the continued obstructionism of Senate Republicans has got Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to start vaguely threatening to fix the Senate, possibly in July.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expects a showdown in July over a potential second round of filibuster reform, and he’s prepared to push for a sweeping change to the minority’s ability to unilaterally obstruct judges and other nominees. According to reporting by the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, Reid “is eyeing a change to the [...]
Earlier this week, Harry Reid hinted that he might use the Richard Cordray nomination to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a nomination over which Republicans have maintained a filibuster spanning two Congresses, to test his caucus's appetite for real reform. Show More Summary
Greg Sargent over at Plum Line has a big scoop today: Harry Reid is planning to devote July to nominations and will “go nuclear” if necessary — using majority-imposed reform to end the ability of minorities to block executive branch … Continue reading ?
Greg Sargent reports that once immigration reform is safely finished (or killed, as the case may be), Harry Reid plans to revisit the topic of filibuster reform: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused on the monthShow More Summary
On his blog at the Washington Post, Greg Sargent reports that Harry Reid is gearing up to exercise the “nuclear option” in July and that the president is right behind him: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused onShow More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused on the month of July as the time to exercise the so-called “nuclear option” and revisit filibuster reform, and he has privately told top advisers that he’s all but certain to take action if the … Continue reading ?
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reiterated his longstanding support for passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday with a personal note. “My niece is a lesbian,” Reid told reporters. “She’s a school teacher. Her employment shouldn’t be affected with that. We should have a law that says that, not just the good graces of wherever you work.”
Just do it, Harry. Does Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid mean it this time? Is he really setting the stage for doing filibuster reform mid-session? We've heard the threats plenty of times before, but he seems to be pushing...Show More Summary
Two of Obama’s major nominees — Gina McCarthy to head the EPA, and Thomas Perez as secretary of labor — were voted out of committee today in straight party-line votes. Next stop? The Senate floor, where both are likely to … Continue reading ?