How Harry Reid Is Trying to End Debate in the Senate

Hans von Spakovsky The Foundry 3/13/2014

The latest salvo in the Senate’s procedural war was fired yesterday when Senator Chuck Grassley (R—Iowa) introduced a resolution to limit abuse of the cloture rule—a practice frequently employed by Sen. Harry Reid (D–Nev.). Grassley was joined by at least 25 other GOP senators in sponsoring the “Stop […]

Daisy Ad 2013: Senate Filibuster Nuclear Option Remix

Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg Reason Magazine 11/21/2013

What a difference eight years and a Senate majority makes. Back in 2005, Senate Democrats (including Barack Obama) were in the minority – and dead-set against a Republican plan to allow judicial nominations to proceed to an up-or-down vote based on a simple majority. The so-called nuclear […]

Senate Democrats Poised for Power Grab

Brian Darling RedState 12/23/2010

Senate Democrats are going to be working over the Christmas break to deliver a lump of coal to the American people in the form of a radical changing of the Senate’s rules. This is a naked power grab by liberals in the Senate pure and simple.

The National Journal reports that […]

Senate Democrats Gather In The Rules Committee To Eliminate The Filibuster

Senate Democrats Gather In The Rules Committee To Eliminate The Filibuster, Which They Previously Called One “Of The Most Treasured And Cherished Traditions Of The United States Senate.”

The Leader Board Republican.Senate.Gov 4/22/2010

THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): “What [The American People] Do Not Expect Is For One Party, Be It […]

Durbin Says Democrats May Force Real Filibusters

Senatus 3/7/2010

Senate Democrats “may be ready to actually make Republicans carry out filibusters,” POLITICO reports.

Basking in their political victory over Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) blockade of an extension of unemployment insurance, Democrats say that they may force Republicans to talk endlessly on the floor in the months leading up to November’s elections.