Senate Debate on Filibuster Rules

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on the Senate floor that Republicans were holding up executive and judicial… read more

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on the Senate floor that Republicans were holding up executive and judicial nominations. He then engaged in a debate with Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) about approving nominees, the filibuster, the change in Senate rules on filibustering nominees, and who was responsible for gridlock in the Senate. 

This occured during debate on the timing of a post-cloture vote on Michelle Friedland to be a U.S. circuit court judge for the Ninth Circuit. Republicans had declined a unanimous consent request to yield back time on the nomination. close

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

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318817-5
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Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2014
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2014

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  • Apr 10, 2014 | 6:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 2014 | 12:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 2014 | 3:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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