Grassley: GOP Will Expand Filibuster Rules When in Power

Changes today do not include Supreme Court nominations


When Republicans regain control of the Senate, they're likely going to expand the rules change that Democrats approved Thursday to apply to U.S. Supreme Court nominees, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on the Senate floor.

The changes passed by Democrats affects votes on judicial and executive nominees — requiring only 51 votes to end a filibuster — but excludes nominees to the Supreme Court.