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Ask Reid to reconsider his (bad) filibuster bargain

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Please sign our petition urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to re-open filibuster reform in light of recent Republican obstructionism on federal nominees. Click here to sign the petition.

The ink is barely dry on the watered-down filibuster deal that passed the Senate two weeks ago, and Republicans have already returned to their obstructionist tricks. In their latest move, they are threatening to filibuster any nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless Democrats agree to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s power to actually protect consumers.

Clearly, Senate Republicans don’t think anything has changed as a result of the watered-down filibuster reform deal.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated that if Republicans returned to their constant abuse of the filibuster he would consider re-opening the process to change Senate rules. Given Senate Republicans’ outrageous threats on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Reid may need to re-open the process sooner rather than later.

Please sign our petition urging Harry Reid to re-open the process of filibuster reform in the Senate. We must remain vigilant and build the case for additional filibuster reform every time Republican obstructionism prevents the Senate from functioning as it should.

Written by LeisureGuy

6 February 2013 at 7:03 pm

Posted in Congress

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