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Let the record show that the it was the nomination of Patricia Millett (right) to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that triggered the first major changes to the Senate filibuster rules since 1975. It is her nomination that Harry Reid is using to move to change the rules, which requires only a simple majority vote.

Correction: This post initially misstated the sequence of procedural votes leading up to the rules change. My apologies.

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