September 22, 2015

House GOP has seen enough: 'Abandon the modern filibuster'

Several House Republicans have seen enough of Democratic filibusters in the Senate, and have introduced a resolution calling on Senate Republicans to do away with it so the chamber can take up legislation supported by the majority.
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and seven other House members say the GOP needs to "abandon the modern filibuster rule and return to the historical filibuster rule."
That call came just hours after the Senate tried and failed for the third time to advance a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear agreement. Sixty votes were needed to move the resolution to a final vote, but 42 Democrats voted against it and blocked it.
"[T]he Founding Fathers never intended for a significant portion of the Senate's business to be able to be blocked by a minority," the resolution reads.

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