Senators agree on filibuster reform measures
January 24th, 2013
10:28 PM ET

Senators agree on filibuster reform measures

Democrats and Republicans in the Senate overwhelmingly agreed late Thursday on language reforming filibusters, passing the measures agreed to earlier in the day by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

The two leaders proposed to their caucuses earlier a list of reforms to curb the use of filibusters and streamline other procedures in order to speed up floor action. The measures required the support of each party's caucus.

The proposal allows for two paths that could be used to begin debate on legislation, avoiding filibusters designed to prevent debate from actually taking place.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Isn't it amazing how quickly our leaders will move when they become aware of the dissatisfaction being presented towards them ? Especially when they know their reelection may very well depend on it !

    January 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Oh my goodness, We are 2 for 2, what will we talk about if they get along for the good of our country? Kardashians?lol

    January 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    If that ever happens, I may have to adjust my thinking on an afterlife, because I'll think I've died and gone to paradise. LOL

    January 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Or we are living in a parallel universe?

    January 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |