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December 17, 2012


Filibuster Reform Has Majority Support

Supporters of the "talking filibuster" are closing in on the majority needed to reform the rules, according to a whip count compiled by the Huffington Post.

"Nailing down at least 50 votes, however, doesn't guarantee success. Advocates worry that Reid may use the prospect of victory on the most ambitious reform to persuade Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to cave and agree to a milder set of reforms. Those would likely include provisions that would speed up the pace of action in the Senate without altering the fundamental nature of minority rights."












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