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    Reid raises the stakes in fillibuster reform: files cloture motions on nominations

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    An important moment on the Senate floor just now: Harry Reid said he would be filing cloture today on a whole bunch of executive nominations, and challenged Republicans to act on them — a major escalation of the threat to change the Senate rules by simple majority, i.e, the “nuclear option.”

    “We’re going to file cloture on a bunch of nominations, and those votes will occur next week when we schedule them,” Reid said, adding later that if no movement occurred on them, “we know what’s going to happen.”

    According to a senior Senate Democratic aide, this means that Reid will file cloture on the following nominations today: Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Gina McCarthy as head of the Environmental Protection Agency; Obama’s picks to the National Labor Relations Board; and possibly Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary.
    This is a big move on the part of the democrats

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    Re: Reid raises the stakes in fillibuster reform: files cloture motions on nomination

    yes, and when republicans block them he will cave like the spineless worm he is because they all want the minority to have power in case they are someday in the minority again. Democrats do not come with backbones Mr. Burton.

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