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depittydawg
12-24-2010, 03:45 PM
This could be the best thing that happens to the US government in a generation. It doesn't matter which party is in control. It is very much needed. I doubt the democrats will have enough guts to push it through however.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/25/us/politics/25rules.html?_r=1&hp

he Democrats would leave intact the ability of the minority party to filibuster legislation and nominations, meaning that in most cases it would still take 60 votes to get anything done in the Senate. But they want to require senators to be on the floor if they intend to try to debate a bill to death and would make other changes to streamline the Senate’s operations, including ending the practice of secret “holds” by a single senator on legislation or nominees.