POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Senate compromises on filibuster policy … wow !!!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2011

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

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Yahoo News reports (1/27/11) …

Senate leaders said Thursday they have agreed that minority Republicans would filibuster fewer bills and nominations in exchange for a promise by the Democratic majority to give them more chances to offer amendments.

The gentleman’s agreement announced by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Mitch McConnell was part of a package of measures to make the Senate a more workable and less contentious place.

It also included support of a resolution, to be voted on later in the day, to end the practice of one senator being able to secretly block votes and a rules change that would slash by a third the number of presidential appointments that need Senate approval.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110127/ap_on_re_us/us_senate_filibusters

LMW COMMENT …

This is good news, if they do as they say. I think they will.

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