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  •  Where does everyone stand? (3+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, whaddaya, Laurence Lewis

    What senators have come out in favor of filibuster reform
    which ones opposed
    and which ones neutral??

    We only think nothing goes without saying.

    by Hamtree on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:39:22 AM PST

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    •  At the beginning of the 112th Congress (3+ / 0-)

      Merkley's reform package had 44 votes:

      The package failed in a 44-51 vote, with Democratic Sens. Jim Webb (Va.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jack Reed (R.I.) and Reid voting no. Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), John Kerry (Mass.) and Daniel Inouye (Hawaii) did not vote. - The Hill, 11/13/12

      All the newly-elected senators have pledged to support reform.

      By my count, we should be at 48 'Yes' and 47 'No' votes right now: The 44 'Yes' votes from last time,
      (+2) Webb and Kohl have been replaced by supporters,
      (+2) Brown and Lugar have been replaced by supporters.
      The Maine and Nebraska seats are a trade-off.

      That means Dems need 3 more votes out of the remaining 7 Democrats: Baucus, Feinstein, Inouye, Kerry, Pryor, Reed, and Reid.

      I think Harry Reid is the key. He will get what he wants here. I just hope he won't be fooled again by another "gentleman's agreement" with the liars on the other side.

      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

      by bear83 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 12:11:11 PM PST

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