Senate Dems introduce rules reform that weakens filibuster

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Senate Dems introduce rules reform that weakens filibuster

The Hill – Senate Democrats have introduced a package of rules reforms that would limit the minority party’s ability to slow or block controversial legislation.

Democrats have postponed a vote on the package until late January, when lawmakers will return from a two-week recess, giving them time to smooth over differences in their conference.

Some lawmakers worry they would regret changes if they found themselves in the minority after the 2012 elections, especially in light of Republican efforts to repeal healthcare reform.

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