Dodd Opposes Filibuster Rule Change

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Diluting the Senate’s filibuster rules “would be ‘foolish,’ Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) suggested Wednesday,” The Hill reports.

Dodd, who has served in the Senate since 1981 and is the sixth most senior Democrat in the chamber, rejected some colleagues’ efforts to diminish or eliminate filibuster rules, which have turned into a de-facto threshold of 60 votes needed to get anything done in the Senate.

"I totally oppose the idea of changing filibuster rules," Dodd said during an appearance on MSNBC. "That’s foolish, in my view."

Dodd said that “changing filibuster rules wouldn’t do much to change a culture of incivility he said had crept into the Senate.”

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