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Posted on 04/27/2005 7:02:09 AM PDT by katieanna
Jim Talent of Missouri currently speaking. John Cornyn on deck. Fifteen minutes remaining for the majority.
The vote this week will be EPA administrator. Mitch McConnel put clouture motions on the table this afternoon. No judicial nominees up yet.
checking it out now.
I think it's a Judge for HI that will be up this week.
Did I just hear Rick say they've voted on ending the Filibuster before, during the 90's and it was the DEMS that put it foward???
Ooooooooo I gotta go do some digging!
Read this ...
A set of historical reviews shows up in a google of "binder" "smith" "filibustering".
He made it sound like the dems had wanted to do the same thing the repubs are doing now.
That is accurate. As recently as 1994.
Was it that Avation bill Point of order?
Or did they put a bill up?
Whoops, that avation bill was in 1996, in the 104th congress.
Apparently Frist and the republicans are watching the polls and shaking in their boots. They don't know right from wrong anymore. Sheeeeeesh already!
And I have to (at least temporarily) take back the comment regarding busting Rule XXII in 1994 -- can't find a cite at the moment.
No, that's not it either. Santourm said it was when he just got to the senate and he wasn't in there in 94.
I was just reading the Congressional Rec. about that, I don't think that's it.
Most recently, in January 1995, when Republicans took control of the Senate for the first time in years, two Democratic Senators, Tom Harkin of Iowa and future Vice-Presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, proposed changing the filibuster rules so that a simple majority could end debate. Bob Dole, then the new Majority Leader, rejected the proposal, mindful of a time when the Republicans would no longer hold a majority and would need tactics such as a filibuster to block legislation.I thought I read something like that recently.
Clonman is on the Hugh Hewitt now, it was 95, I'm looking.
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
|Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table Harkin Amdt No. 1 )|
|Vote Number:||1||Vote Date:||January 5, 1995, 11:31 AM|
|Required For Majority:||1/2||Vote Result:||Motion to Table Agreed to|
|Amendment Number:||S.Amdt. 1 to S.Res. 14|
|Statement of Purpose:||To amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to permit cloture to be invoked by a decreasing majority vote of Senators down to a majority of all Senators duly chosen and sworn.|
More on the Harkin-Lieberman proposal of 1995:
Rules guaranteeing up-or-down majority votes and abolishing the filibuster in various contexts are commonplace in modern Congresses as well. In fact, there are at least 26 laws on the books today abrogating the filibuster. For example:
- You cannot filibuster a federal budget resolution (Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974).
- You cannot filibuster a resolution authorizing the use of force (War Powers Resolution).
- You cannot filibuster international trade agreements (Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002).
- And as the minority leader, Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.), well knows, you cannot filibuster legislation under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.
http://www.nationalreview.com/ponnuru/ponnuru022703.asp <- Harkin in 2003
http://www.nrsc.org/newsdesk/documents/radicalrally.html <- Many 1995 article snips
WAIT STOP............That vote was just a motion to table.
I couldn't figure out why Harkin voted nay.
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