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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:17 PM

Will Filibuster Reform Pass this Year?

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). He and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) are pushing a competing scaled-back plan that would require the usual two-thirds majority to change the rules outside what Republicans call the “nuclear option.” Reid has vowed to weaken the filibuster but hasn’t clarified which proposal he’s leaning toward, having praised both.

The Levin-McCain plan would make it easier for the majority to move to debate on legislation while guaranteeing the minority two amendments regardless of relevancy. It would also expedite some judicial nominations. Levin has warned his colleagues not to ram through a significant change to the rules without the consent of a two-thirds majority.


Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Tom Udall (D-NM) to require an obstructing minority to occupy the floor and speak for the duration of their filibuster.


http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/merkley-udall-warren-daily-kos-filibuster-petition.php
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Yes - Merkley-Udall proposal
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Yes - Levin-McCain proposal
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Something worse than Levin-McCain
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Reply Will Filibuster Reform Pass this Year? (Original post)
Pryderi Jan 2013 OP
Mass Jan 2013 #1
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #2
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #4
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #3
kelly1mm Jan 2013 #5
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #6
GeorgeGist Jan 2013 #7
Old Codger Jan 2013 #8
Pryderi Jan 2013 #9
Old Codger Jan 2013 #12
Pryderi Jan 2013 #10
ellisonz Jan 2013 #11
Pryderi Jan 2013 #13

Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:20 PM

1. Seems it is the Reid bill that will pass.

Weaker than the Merkley one, but stronger than the Levin one.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/looks_like_the_mehs_have_it.php?ref=fpblg

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:22 PM

2. UPDATE: Below is a LINK to a newer article from today


Filibuster Reformers Open To Reid’s More Modest Reform Plan
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/filibuster-endgame-in-sight.php?ref=fpnewsfeed



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:30 PM

4. 'It represents a concession that the full “talking filibuster” they want may not happen.' n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:23 PM

3. A watered down pointless version will pass and Pubs will continue to

 

block and fillibuster just as much as in the past.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:30 PM

5. REAL filibuster reform will have to wait till R's are in charge (2014 elections maybe?)nt

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:03 PM

6. Absolutely.

 

They won't hem and haw and worry about what "our" side thinks. They'll run roughshod over us and laugh at "our" weakness.

The problem is that people on "our" side really aren't.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:08 PM

7. 2/3 majority is not the USUAL

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:20 PM

8. Any bill that tries to pass

Any real reform of anything at all will be filibustered .

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:39 PM

9. It's a rules change and will only require 51 votes. n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:33 AM

12. That is true

But that is not the only bill that needs passing, they will never get it back to real filibuster like it was intended to be....and all bills should only require 51 votes but that hasn't happened in a long time...

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:15 PM

10. I don't trust Harry. n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:47 PM

11. Ram it through

Retaliation for the debt limit bullshit

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:29 AM

13. Where are we? n/t

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