House would vote against any Senate bill that used Reid's filibuster rule

Washington Times:
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that if Democrats change Senate rules to limit filibusters, any bill they send over to the House under the new procedures "would be dead on arrival."

"Senate Democrats' attempt to break Senate rules in order to change Senate rules is clearly designed to marginalize Senate Republicans and their constituents while greasing the skids for controversial partisan measures," Mr. Boehner said in a statement. "Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats' heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he will try to change Senate rules on the first day of the new Congress next year to try to limit when the minority party can filibuster, though he will not do away with the tactic altogether.

This may give Reid something to think about, but he is stubborn enough to ignore the threat for now.  It would probably take a long term stalemate to change his mind.


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