Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is expected to try to change the rules of the Senate to shut out the voices of the minority party in the new Congress. He calls it “filibuster reform,” but it is nothing more than a power grab by Senator Reid and the majority party to control the Senate’s agenda.

This power grab would allow less time for deliberation on legislation and nominations for Senators, meaning less time for the American public to view that deliberation.

There is a big problem with the tactic Reid is using to squelch the rights of individual members of the U.S. Senate—Reid has to ignore the letter of the rules to “reform” them with a simple-majority party-line vote.

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