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January 24, 2013


Bipartisan Filibuster Deal Close

"Senate Democratic and Republican leaders are nearing an agreement on new limits to the filibuster, an effort to speed action in the often-clogged chamber by prohibiting senators from using a common tactic to slow the legislative process," the New York Times reports.

"Lawmakers and aides said the new rules, which both sides were preparing to announce on Thursday, would end the use of a procedural tactic that forces the majority party -- Democrats currently -- to marshal 60 votes to even bring a bill to the floor, sometimes killing it before it ever gets debated."












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