April 25, 2005


Compromise Proposed to End Filibuster Stalemate

Sens. Trent Lott (R-MS) and Ben Nelson (D-NE) "are racing to round up support for an emerging bipartisan compromise that could avoid a meltdown over judicial filibusters," Roll Call's Mark Preston reports.

"The plan would pave the way for votes on four nominees in exchange for Republicans' withdrawing their threat to eliminate the filibuster on judicial nominations, sources said. Republicans would also agree not to pursue votes on the three remaining nominees being filibustered by Democrats -- though it is unclear which nominees would be affected."

Meanwhile, the New York Times reports on a different compromise being considered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.










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