Thanking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for Upholding Majority Rule by Ending Filibuster Use on Judicial Nominations

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WHEREAS, Republican obstructionism and their abuse of the filibuster to thwart majority rule has resulted in the U.S. Senate's inability to fulfill its constitutional duties, especially with respect to judicial nominations; and

WHEREAS, California Democrats have previously called for filibuster reform as sixty votes are increasingly required for even the most mundane actions in the U.S. Senate; and

WHEREAS, Republicans in the U.S. Senate were likely to implement their own brand of filibuster reform if, god forbid, they were to ever find themselves in the majority once more;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party strongly applauds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and California's Senators Feinstein and Boxer for implementing long overdue filibuster reform and upholding the principle of majority rule by ending the use of the filibuster on judicial nominations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party will transmit copies of this resolution to the Senate Majority Leader and California's U.S. Senate representatives.

Author: California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 24, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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