Frist Proposes Deal on Judicial Filibusters Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist offers a compromise in the battle over judicial filibusters: He would guarantee nominees a yes/no vote after 100 hours of debate, stripping the judiciary committee of the power to block a vote by the full Senate. But he refused to drop a demand that Democrats stop using filibusters. Democrats are unlikely to accept the proposal.
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Frist Proposes Deal on Judicial Filibusters

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Frist Proposes Deal on Judicial Filibusters

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Frist Proposes Deal on Judicial Filibusters

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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has made an offer he says could help avert a blow-up over judicial filibusters. Nominees would be guaranteed a yes-or-no vote after 100 hours of debate, and the judiciary committee could no longer prevent a vote by the full Senate.

But the Republican leader refused to drop his demand that Democrats stop using filibusters, and they've all but dismissed his proposal as unacceptable.