Senate Filibuster


Senate Reaches Tentative Deal to Avoid Nuclear Option on Filibuster
Senate leaders are close to a deal on executive branch nominees that would stop Democrats from triggering a controversial rules change known as the nuclear option.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he would update Democratic colleagues on the deal on seven of President Obama’s nominees at a caucus meeting later in the day.

“We may have a way forward on this,” Reid announced on the Senate floor. “I feel fairly confident.  Read More

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