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« Reply #400 on: September 14, 2017, 10:24:00 AM »

"Hereís a losing argument for 2018: We didnít reform the tax code or cut your taxes all that much, but at least we followed all the Senateís budget rules." 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/escaping-the-tax-reform-budget-trap-1505344111
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« Reply #401 on: September 17, 2017, 11:51:23 PM »

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/350956-gop-eying-rule-change-to-help-trump-fill-the-courts
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« Reply #402 on: September 25, 2017, 01:49:02 PM »

https://web.archive.org/web/20160529191449/https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=121

The Senate has an important role to play in giving the President its ďadvice and consentĒ on nominations, and I take that role very seriously. Yet weíve only just begun to fill the key vacancies in the executive and judicial branches because the unprecedented use of filibusters, holds, and other procedural tactics has delayed an extraordinary number of highly qualified people. Filibusters are sometimes even being used on nominees that Senators actually support, in an effort to extract other promises or just to slow the Senate down. Itís time for this to stop. For our government to function the way itís supposed to for Minnesotans and all Americans, it needs to have personnel.


President Trump nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals four months ago. Justice Strasís nomination has not been taken up by the Senate because it has been blocked so far by Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. They have withheld their blue slips to prevent the Senate Judiciary Committee from holding a hearing.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/09/al-franken-then-and-now.php
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