Dems Lose in Reid’s Filibuster Deal

Dems Lose in Reid’s Filibuster Deal
Dems Lose in Reid’s Filibuster Deal

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came to an agreement on Thursday over filibuster reform. In the past, in order for a single senator to block legislation, that senator could take the podium and hold it up by talking for hours on end.

However, prior reform allowed any senator to simply object to a bill, a change that many democrats charged with obstructing the body’s ability to pass anything. Now, many democrats are not happy with the latest changes that largely leave the old system in place.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Steven Smith, a political science professor at Washington University in St. Louis, to discuss the efforts to reform the filibuster.

 

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.