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Jan 24, 2013 10:51 PM

U.S. senators sick of filibusters

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has voted to limit filibusters. Those are the stalling tactics, used to kill bills and nominations.

If they hadn't agreed to modest limitations, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid would have used majority Democratic votes to impose even stricter limits over Republican objections.

Minorities can still force majorities to have 60 of the Senate's 100 votes, to end filibusters, but now fewer filibusters are allowed.

For this, Democrats will allow Republicans at least two amendments on a bill.

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