Senate Avoids Nuclear Option – Filibuster Deal Reached On Obama Nominees

The racial riots following George Zimmerman’s acquittal is of serious concern, no doubt, but understand that while people are focused on that, the government continues to chip away at freedom and sadly succumb to Barack Obama’s agenda. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on Tuesday in some vague statements on the Senate floor which implied that he and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) had reached a compromise on the nuclear option to filibuster Obama’s nominees.

“We still have a few more i’s to dot and t’s to cross,” Reid said. “It is a compromise. I think we get what we want, they get what they want.”

TPM reports:

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In short, Republicans would confirm nominees to all seven positions, a big concession for the GOP. But in a concession for Democrats, they would replace two recess-appointed nominees to the National Labor Relations Board — Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, pictured below — with new nominees under the following condition: Republicans pledge to confirm any two replacements by President Obama to the board by Aug. 27.

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The deal, outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office, also ensures that Reid retains his right to revert to the nuclear option in the future to change filibuster rules by a simple majority vote.

Reid announced on the Senate floor Tuesday morning that there was a tentative deal, less than an hour before procedural votes on the nominees were to begin. He was he was “confident” about its prospects and thanked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for spearheading the compromise.

Chad Pergram confirmed a deal had been reached via Twitter, but say it was for the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to announce:

The nominees to be confirmed are:

  • Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Gina McCarthy for the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Tom Perez for the Labor Department

  • Fred Hochberg for the Export-Import Bank

  • Mark Pearce would be confirmed to the NLRB while Block and Griffin would be replaced.

“Given what he heard in joint caucus yesterday, Sen. Reid and the Dem leadership feels it has to give the negotiation a serious shot before pulling the trigger,” a senior Democratic aide said. “This confrontation was always set up in such a way that the Republicans chose their own adventure — if they wanted to meet all our requirements, then there was no nuclear option.”

I find it incredible that Republicans are so quick to turn over instead of stand against these abominable appointees of Barack Obama.

We can assume Obama had a hand in this since some of his NRLB nominees will have to be replaced with new ones. Stay tuned for updates.

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