McConnell says rules changes to Senate would make it more like House

Reid countered that he doesn’t need a “mini-lecture” on how the House operates since he was a House member prior to coming to the Senate.

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“I know how the House works, I served in it,” Reid said.

Reid then used Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) words against his own party. On Monday, McCain said a filibuster on the National Defense Authorization bill lends “credence” to the argument for a change to filibuster rules.

Reid has said he wants to end the filibuster on motions to proceed to the bill, require lawmakers filibustering to remain on the Senate floor and would end the filibuster on moving legislation to conference committees with the House.