Nuclear Option in the Senate
July 12, 2013
Rumors abound that Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) will use the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules to permit executive nominees to be approved with a majority vote ending the filibustering of these nominees. The C-SPAN Video Library is full of discussions of the Senate rules and the “nuclear option.”
Here is Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) talking about the “nuclear option.”
Also, Senator Reid discussed the tactic in a BookTV discussion on his book.
In recent days there have been discussions on the Senate floor on filibusters. Here is Senator Reid and McConnell debating.
Senators Merkley (D-OR) and Sessions (R-AL) also debated the filibuster rules.
Stayed tuned to C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 for more as these events unfold.
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