Changing Senate Filibuster Rules

Brookings Institution Senior Governance Studies Fellow Sarah Binder talked about the announcement by Senate Democrats on Thursday, July 11,… read more

Brookings Institution Senior Governance Studies Fellow Sarah Binder talked about the announcement by Senate Democrats on Thursday, July 11, 2013, that, frustrated with Republican filibustering President Obama’s executive branch nominations, they planned to use the “nuclear option.” That would mean changing the Senate filibuster rules so that executive branch nominations would move to confirmation by a simple majority vote. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

A video clip was shown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaking on the Senate floor July 11, 2013. Video clips were shown of then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) speaking about the subject on May 23, 2005, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) on May 18, 2005, and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on July 11, 2013. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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