Saturday, January 29, 2011

Senate Rules 2012 - #2599 - Reid's Rules Scheme Defeated in the Senate - Human Events

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-N.V.) relinquished his plans to drastically change the rules of the Senate in order to pass his liberal agenda with a smaller majority. Reid’s effort to kill the filibuster, which is the minority’s right to effect legislation, went down in flames in the final rules changes on Thursday. “In the short term, this is a victory for conservatives. As part of the current minority party in the Senate, their rights will be preserved," said Marty Gold, a former Senate leadership aide who is now an attorney at Covington and Burling.  Read more.......

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