11/09/2012

Changing the Filibustering Rules

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I’ve been curious as to how many votes it takes in the senate to change the rules.

It only takes 50 votes according to this article. http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/11/07/reid-urges-end-to-obstruction-but-only-reforming-the-filibuster-will-do-it/

The Democrats outnumber Republicans in the senate 55 to 45…with one seat undecided.

Currently…it takes 60 votes to stop a filibuster.

So, Reid gets a bill passed without a filibuster. Now, how does he get it past the House?