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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:33 AM

About the Filibuster,

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I heard that Harry Reid said if the Repubs continue to abuse the filibuster, he will have the option to revisit it. That sounds like they have made a deal during the next 2 years, the rules can still change if necessary. Is this correct??

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:17 AM

1. Correct..

Senator Jeff Merkely had proposed more substantive changes, such that a filibuster would require someone to actually speak. The version passed did not include that provision, and some of the provisions will expire after two years.

Details at http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/sen_jeff_merkley_rebuffed_on_f.html

PS: that's MY senator!

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