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Senate Changes Rules on Presidential Nominees, Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’

Sunday, November 24th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

The U.S. Senate enacted a major change to its rules, paving the way to allow a simple majority to confirm nominees for executive branch jobs and most judicial posts. The new rule changes, the so-called “nuclear option,” marks a major shift in the rules and folkways of the Senate.

 

 

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