Senate filibuster http://ripr.org en Sens. Reed, Whitehouse back Senate filibuster change http://ripr.org/post/sens-reed-whitehouse-back-senate-filibuster-change <p>Both Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Senators supported Majority Leader Harry Reid’s &nbsp;decision to change Senate rules to break Republican filibusters of President Obama’s nominees.</p><p>Sen. Jack Reed said he doesn’t see the change to get a majority rule threshhold for nominees as a victory for either Democrats or Republicans. Rather, Reed said, ``the goal is to get Congress working more effectively because the country deserves better.’’</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:04:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 25170 at http://ripr.org