Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Dec 12, 2013 06:04 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Reid's Plan to Speed Confirmation of Presidential Nominees May Not be a Total Success

Before Thanksgiving, Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., took steps to tighten the chamber's filibuster rule with the hope of speeding consideration of presidential nominees for positions within the administration and the federal judiciary. However, it now appears that minority Republicans still have a number of tools at their disposal to bog down Senate operations.

The minority party in the Senate traditionally has used ...

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