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Reid Remarks On Changing The Senate Rules

“In the history of the Republic, there have been 168 filibusters of executive and judicial nominations. Half of them have occurred during the Obama Administration – during the last four and a half years. These nominees deserve at least an up-or-down vote.” “This gridlock has consequences. Terrible consequences. It is not only bad for President…


Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Judicial Nominees

“Republicans have blocked three highly qualified female D.C. Circuit nominees in a row… Today they are expected to block confirmation of District Judge Robert Wilkins, a competent and experienced nominee with bipartisan support.”  “The type of Republican obstruction we face today has become commonplace. President Obama’s circuit court nominees… have waited seven times longer than…


Reid Remarks On Republican Filibuster Of Qualified Judicial Nominees, Drug Safety Legislation

“It is unfortunate that Republicans have chosen to filibuster the nomination of yet another talented female jurist and dedicated public servant to fill a vacant seat on [the D.C. Circuit] court.”  “This bipartisan [compounding] legislation will ensure drugs manufactured in factories and mixed in pharmacies across the country are safe for consumers.”  “The Defense Authorization…


Reid Remarks On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Judicial Nominees

“It is time for Congress to pass a federal law that ensures all our citizens – regardless of where they live – can go to work unafraid to be who they are.” “It is unfortunate that Republican are filibustering another talented, dedicated public servant nominated to serve on this crucial court.”  “Republicans have already blocked…


Reid Statement On Republican Filibuster Of Watt And Millet Nominations

Searchlight, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction continued today with a step that we have not seen since the Civil War, as they blocked Representative Mel Watt, a sitting member of the House of Representatives, from being confirmed to an Administration position. Minutes later, Republicans blocked a highly qualified woman, Patricia Millet,…


Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“Patricia Millett… has argued more than 32 cases before the highest court in the land… She is a military spouse and mother of two who argued a case before the Supreme Court while her husband… was deployed in Afghanistan… So it is truly a shame that Republicans would filibuster this exceedingly qualified nominee for unrelated…