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Joe Manchin (D-WV): Democrats May Consider ‘Nuclear Option’ (See GIF) On Debt Limit

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) suggested Sunday that some Senate Democrats may be willing to use what’s known as the “nuclear option” to eliminate the need for Republican support to pass a bill to raise the debt limit and end the government shutdown.

Responding to a comment made earlier by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who noted that Senate Democrats have “several somethings” to help them prevent a U.S. default, Manchin said, “I would assume that they might be referring to the so-called nuclear option, if you have to use that basically to keep this country from falling into default.”

The nuclear option refers to a Senate rules change that would require ONLY 51 votes to end debate and call a measure to a vote, preventing the possibility of a Republican filibuster.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/13/debt-limit-nuclear-option_n_4093630.html

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personal thought:

WHAT A CONCEPT? a simple majority of 51 votes to call a measure to a vote.

Do it!

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October 14, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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