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  •  It needs to be more than just making them (8+ / 0-)

    talk. Filibuster reform needs to also

    1. Remove or reduce the # of votes it takes to overcome a filibuster.

    2. Eliminate secret holds on nominations.

    3. Create a maximum # of days any nomination can be put on hold after the committee vote.

    4. Limit the # of maximum days any Senator gets in a session to hold nominations.

    5. Eliminate the need for many low-level non-political appointments to be confirmed by the Senate.

    Without addressing the hold abuse on nominations, the Senate will remain unable to do their job.

    I'd also like to see the # of hours between the cloture vote and the final vote to be lowered from 30 hours to 10.

    President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

    by askew on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:43:18 AM PST

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