BREAKING: Senate Democrats Vote To End Filibusters, Silence Minority Voice

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This is how liberty dies…you know Harry Reid the knife cuts both ways when you guys are in the minority…. yet another partisan abuse of power, the Democrats are now shamelessly working to pack the DC Circuit, so that President Obama’s lawless disregard of our statutes and Constitution will not be held to account by an impartial judiciary.

Senate Leader Harry Reid Pushes Through Nuclear Option

In one unilateral swoop Senate democrats have forever shut out the voice of the minority. The 52:48 vote came only moments ago. The “Nuclear Option”, as it is referred to, will wipe out the minority voice within the US Senate by ending most all filibusters.

What Washington politicians fail to understand is that the US government was never intended to run in a smooth manner. Issues were meant to be debated, minority voices were meant to be heard and protected, and obstruction was necessary in order to keep federal government from growth. However, the Senate wasn’t having it. Tired of republican filibusters, as Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have orchestrated, democrats unified to kill the voice of the minority party.

Filibusters are not intended to change the inevitable vote ahead. However, they are intended to give the minority a voice to perhaps change the world. This is evidenced by the entire world tuning in to Rand Paul’s historical Brennan nominee filibuster.

BREAKING: Senate Democrats Vote To End Filibusters, Silence Minority Voice | Ben Swann Truth In Media.

Senate reaches tentative deal to avoid nuclear option on filibuster – The Hill’s Floor Action

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Senate leaders are close to a deal on executive branch nominees that would stop Democrats from triggering a controversial rules change known as the nuclear option.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he would update Democratic colleagues on the deal on seven of President Obama’s nominees at a caucus meeting later in the day.

 

“We may have a way forward on this,” Reid announced on the Senate floor. “I feel fairly confident.

“We have got i’s to dot and t’s to cross,” said Reid, who added he would discuss the potential agreement with Vice President Biden and other Senate Democratic leaders.

“I think we see a way forward that will be good for everybody,” he added. “There are a lot of accolades to go around to a lot of people.”

The framework of the agreement calls for Obama to pick two new nominees to the National Labor Relations Board to replace pending nominees Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, Jr., according to Senate aides.

In return, Republicans will allow Mark Pearce, the third nominee to the labor board, and Richard Cordray, Obama’s choice to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to advance to final up-or-down votes.

Cordray’s nomination was advanced late Monday morning in a 71-29 vote.

Republicans opposed Block and Griffin because Obama recess-appointed them in January 2012, a move later invalidated by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Obama recess-appointed Cordray to the consumer protection bureau on the same day.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration wouldn’t weigh in on a Senate deal until it is finalized, but would be “glad” with any deal that moved the president’s nominees forward.

 

Senate reaches tentative deal to avoid nuclear option on filibuster – The Hill’s Floor Action.

Senate GOP vows payback if Reid triggers nuclear option on nominees

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Senate Republicans are threatening to use the nuclear option to repeal ObamaCare and make other major legislative changes if Democrats use it to confirm judicial nominations.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), a former member of the GOP leadership close to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), has assembled an agenda Republicans would pursue with the nuclear option if they retake control of the upper chamber.

 

It includes repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, converting all federal education spending into school vouchers and scholarships to middle-income and low-income children, opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and repealing the estate tax.

“Sen. Reid is an able and experienced leader. He knows that if Democrats figure out a way to do anything they want with 51 votes, Republicans can figure that out too. And if we’re in charge, we’ll do it.

They are focusing their threat squarely on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) by warning the nuclear option could be used to ram through legislation to resume construction of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, a project he opposes.

“A vote to end the filibuster is a vote to complete Yucca Mountain,” said Alexander. “If we have 51 votes, we can order the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue a license. We can order the Department of Energy to build it, and we can fund it.”

Senate Democrats are mulling the nuclear option to break a logjam of President Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees. The controversial tactic would be used to eliminate filibusters of nominees by changing Senate rules with a simple majority vote.