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Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

Six04 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:17 PM
Republicans have consistently held the record for use of the filibuster to block legislation. For nearly 200 years it was used 3-5 time a session. The current Republican tally is over 150. Filibuster rules have been amended many times in the past century, no reason to expect it won't happen again.

An important update to this report from last week -- it appears that Harry Reid is struggling to cobble together the requisite 51 votes to nuke long-standing minority prerogatives in the Senate:

Democrats don’t have the 51 votes they need in the Senate to change filibuster rules that could make it harder for the GOP minority to wield power in the upper chamber. Lawmakers leading the charge acknowledge they remain short, but express optimism they’ll hit their goal. “I haven’t counted 51 just yet, but we’re working,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a leading...