September 04, 2013


Paul Threatens Filibuster of Syria Resolution

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will filibuster any effort to bring an authorization to use military force in Syria to a quick vote in the Senate, the New York Times reports.

"The decision likely will scramble the Senate schedule and could delay any vote of the Senate for days. House leaders want the Senate to move first to build momentum. But for the Senate to move quickly, the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, would need unanimous consent at least to bring the authorization of force to the Senate floor."

However, Roll Call notes a filibuster may not be that easy.










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