Skip to comments.Senate reaches deadline on rules change
Posted on 07/15/2013 9:33:46 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
The Senate inched closer to an eleventh-hour deal late Monday night in a bid to avert an unprecedented maneuver to change the chambers rules governing presidential appointees, with nearly all 100 senators spending more than three hours huddled in a rare bipartisan, closed-door caucus.
Rank-and-file senators came out of the meeting reporting progress on the confirmation prospects of President Obamas selections to head low-profile but influential agencies. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) echoed that sentiment but said no resolution had been reached, leaving in place a critical 10 a.m. Tuesday vote that would set up the historic clash over changing the Senate rules on a raw party-line vote so that Cabinet- and agency-level nominees could be confirmed without having to overcome a filibuster.
Republicans have threatened to retaliate on a host of other legislative matters, creating the possibility that the already toxic tensions in the chamber would hit new heights because of the move that some call the nuclear option.
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Republicans will cave. COUNT ON IT.
Republicans will cave.
Sorry, didn’t mean to step on you.
LOL...I saw your post in pings, and thought “Aw geez...did I pop off at someone about some perceived slight?”
Eh...it was only a GMTA moment!
No Filibuster Deal Reached, Votes Set for Tuesday
Caving is what the GOP does best. Well that and collaborating.
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