McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill
McConnell juggling diverse demands on Republican health bill
Alario in House at start of 2017 special session
31 May, 2017, 06:11
They were following in the footsteps of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who triggered what's called the "nuclear option" in 2013, reworking the Senate rules so that 60 votes wouldn't be needed for the majority President Obama's nominees.
McConnell, however, has repeatedly said he wouldn't touch the legislative filibuster. "I think that's what fundamentally changes the Senate".
The House is - and was created to be - a majority-rule entity.
In recent years, however, the party in control of the Senate has done away with other filibusters in an attempt to circumvent the opposition.
The filibuster rule - which was formalized in 1917 but not used until 1919 to break a filibuster on the Treaty of Versailles (!) - was to further the distinction between Senate and House.
His request for a 51-vote majority would end the current 60-vote threshold on bills, allowing the Republican majority to advance any legislation without being impeded by the Democratic minority.
Republicans are finding it increasingly hard to push their overhaul of the US tax code through Congress, met with opposition from Democrats, lobbying groups and the harsh reality of altering a complex system.
President Trump'sTweet this time comes amid the Senate mulling and planning to rewrite the American Health Care Act passed by the House. The advantage of reconciliation is that votes taken under it only require a simple majority to pass. "This notion that this (changing the filibuster rule to confirm Gorsuch) somehow bleeds over into the legislative filibuster is untrue".
Donald Trump is either blithely unaware of these things or simply doesn't care.
Trump tried to justify his fit by saying that Democrats would kill the filibuster too, but this is a statement that is easily proven false.
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Armed response police stand at the start of the Great Manchester Run in central Manchester , England Sunday May 28 2017. Two men - one of them aged 19 and the other 25 - were arrested yesterday on suspicion of terror activities.
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Death of police officer in Lockyer Valley
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