Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:47 AM
DonViejo (7,900 posts)
White House Backs Reidís Filibuster Reforms
PEMA LEVY 11:30 AM EST, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2012
The White House on Wednesday indicated it was in favor of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's move to change the rules regarding the filibuster, the Huffington Post reports.
The President has said many times that the American people are demanding action," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in a statement to The Huffington Post. "They want to see progress, not partisan delay games. That hasn't changed, and the President supports Senator Reid's efforts to reform the filibuster process."
"Over the past few years important pieces of legislation like the DREAM Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the American Jobs Act weren't even allowed to be debated, and judicial nominations and key members of the administration are routinely forced to wait months for an up-or-down vote," Pfeiffer added. "The American people deserve a United States Senate that puts them first, instead of partisan delay."
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White House Backs Reidís Filibuster Reforms (Original post)
|Uncle Joe||Nov 2012||#16|
Response to AlbertCat (Reply #2)
Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:47 PM
MannyGoldstein (25,739 posts)
In my case, Elizabeth Warren's taken a leading position, John Kerry's been philosophically for it last time I checked. I'll call his office.
Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #6)
Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:02 PM
DirkGently (9,081 posts)
7. Simple reform will do. It's the "virtual" filibuster that's killing us.
Want to stand and speak for 24 hours -- by all means, go ahead. But this anonymous, monolithic refusal to allow anything on the floor must go. It's a ludicrous perversion of democracy.
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:14 PM
vlyons (395 posts)
9. yes yes yes, a 1000 times yes
God, I'm so tired of these fukken obstructionists. Let's get this show on the road. I want action and progress. Just think folks, a few more weeks, and the most unpopular ever 112th congress will be over over over.