Via Roll Call:
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., really might make a procedural move Thursday that would change the way the Senate does business.
Senior Senate Democratic aides have said throughout the week that action was possible before Thanksgiving to set a new Senate precedent ending the need for 60 votes to limit debate on the vast majority of presidential nominations. What’s being floated would only leave out the Supreme Court, likely in a nod to concerns of liberal groups like those advocating for abortion rights.
Democrats have telegraphed the effort, which would involve the “nuclear option,” since it would effectively change the rules with a simple majority of Democratic senators.
If Reid executes nuclear option on filibusters, possible Senate could descend into "nuclear winter" where nothing, nothing moves. At. All.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 21, 2013