Filibuster

Grassley: GOP Will Expand Filibuster Rules When in Power

Changes today do not include Supreme Court nominations

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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.