House Presses Senate GOP on Filibuster Reform

(From TheHill.com)

House Republicans are pressing Senate colleagues to take a more serious look at amending the upper chamber’s filibuster rule amidst an unresolved budget stalemate that shut the government down last month.

House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-Ark.) said filibuster reform was discussed at a breakout meeting on government reform with Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) at the Greenbrier resort Thursday.

“There is no question that process reform is going to be the long pole in the tent for what drives my chairmanship because we all know based on what we’ve been through recently, a three-day shutdown, the process we’re working with right now is a broken process,” Womack said.

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