Once again after spending weeks threatening to fix the Senate’s insane rules it looks like Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will back down after a last minute deal. Instead of simply using the nuclear option to eliminate the filibuster on executive branch nominees and approving seven stalled nominees, Reid has tentatively agreed to a complex face saving move to get most of what he wanted.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 16, 2013 9:25 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 12, 2013 11:46 am|
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) turned his rhetoric up to 11 by claiming Harry Reid (D-NV) would “kill the Senate” if we move to make it easier to confirm executive nominees to executive branch positions. McConnell’s team even went so far as to tweet a picture of Reid’s tombstone to drive home the point.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 24, 2013 6:35 am|
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) in again talking about the possibility of Democrats using the nuclear option to curtain the filibuster.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 23, 2013 8:42 am|
To deal with the incredibly obstructionism of Senate Republicans Harry Reid is again talking about rules reform. Reid is having trouble getting support from his entire caucus because apparently Democrats are terrified of the concept of democracy.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 17, 2013 2:25 pm|
Like clockwork the continued obstructionism of Senate Republicans has got Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to start vaguely threatening to fix the Senate, possibly in July.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday May 16, 2013 6:35 pm|
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reiterated his longstanding support for passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday with a personal note.
“My niece is a lesbian,” Reid told reporters. “She’s a school teacher. Her employment shouldn’t be affected with that. We should have a law that says that, not just the good graces of wherever you work.”
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 7, 2013 1:05 pm|
While I completely disagree with Cruz’s agenda, I must respect a person who is serious about using the power he has to try to advance his long stated goals.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 9, 2013 8:30 am|
After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) said he would join a filibuster against proposed gun control legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) blasted Republicans for their obstructionism. Reid called it unconscionable not to allow a vote on the issue. From ABC:
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 1:10 pm|
Now that it is clear that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) incredibly minor bipartisan rule change at the beginning of the year was a total failure, he is out threatening to reform the rules again. From Nevada Public Radio:
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 14, 2013 8:02 am|
For the first time ever a Secretary of Defense nominee will be filibustered. Some Senate Republicans are forcing Democrats to go through with the lengthy process of cloture to get a vote on Chuck Hagel. This has apparently given Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) a sad.