Senate Votes To Stop Presidential Nominee Filibusters

The Democratically controlled Senate has voted to rewrite filibuster rules. With a vote of  52 to 48, the Senate approved a measure that would ban the use of a filibuster to block a presidential nominee.

Until this measure, 60 votes were needed to stop a filibuster. Now, just 51, a majority will do. The new rule would not apply to Supreme Court nominees.






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