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This Week in Harry Reid

November 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm by: nancy a heitzeg Category: 2012 Election

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Fillibuster Reform:

Frustrated by the GOP’s growing use of filibusters, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering a Senate vote in the new year to limit their use. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters this past week. “We’re not going to do away with the filibuster, but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place, we’re going to make it so that we can get things done.”

Dear John Letter – No Libya Panel!:

“I refuse to allow the Senate to be used as a venue for baseless partisan attacks,” Reid wrote in the three-page letter, released Friday evening.

Scott Brown Smack-down:

Responding on Wednesday, Reid said that Brown “should go look in the mirror” before lamenting partisan gridlock. “He could have saved Citizens United,” Reid said, referencing the DISCLOSE Act, which would have required corporations, unions and nonprofits that spend money on elections to identify themselves in ads and, in some cases, to name their donors. Brown voted against the bill in 2010, when the measure fell one vote short of the 60 needed to break a Republican filibuster. “He could have been the 60th vote on that and many other things,” Reid added. “So I don’t need a lecture from him on bipartisanship.”

 

 

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i am sorry -- i just love it when Harry gets on a roll