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July 16, 2013


Deal Reached to Avert Filibuster Showdown

Senators have reached a tentative deal on averting the constitutional showdown over confirming President Obama's agency nominations, the Washington Post reports.

Said Majority Leader Harry Reid: "We may have a way forward on this, I feel fairly confident."

A senior Democratic Senate aide tells Roll Call that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) "is freelancing outside of GOP leadership in trying to stop his party from leading a filibuster that might prompt Reid to act on his threat to change the Senate filibuster rules by a simple majority vote."












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