KTEP - El Paso, Texas

'Nuclear Option' Would End Filibusters For Appointments

Jul 11, 2013
Originally published on July 11, 2013 3:55 pm

Senate Democrats appear so fed up enough by Republicans blocking President Obama's appointments that they are preparing to change Senate rules. The so-called "nuclear option" would end the use of the filibuster when it comes to appointments, dramatically diminishing the power of the minority party in the chamber.