Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reported to be working to advance a substantive package of Senate rules reforms this week and is prepared to use the constitutional option to enact reform, if necessary.
Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is working to advance a substantive package of Senate rules reforms and is prepared to use the constitutional option to enact reform, if necessary. As the Senate rules reform battle moves toward resolution next week, it is clear that key observers and the public alike want Senator Reid’s efforts to lead to substantial reform of the Senate. Among the key developments this week:
Coalition’s Day of Action Makes Presence Felt on Hill & in Key States
Washington, DC – As the time for a vote on U.S. Senate rules reform draws closer, the Fix the Senate Now coalition and hundreds of thousands of Americans are making their voices heard in support of real Senate rules reform, such as the S. Res. 4 package of reforms introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).
Washington, DC – As the U.S. Senate rules reform effort moves closer to the vote expected the week of January 22nd, threats to block the nominations of President Obama’s executive branch nominees are underscoring the need for substantial Senate rules reform. In combination with escalated campaign efforts from the Fix the Senate Now coalition and the continued advocacy of Senate reform champions like Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen.
Washington DC – Momentum continues to build on behalf of significant U.S. Senate rules reform. As Senate rules negotiations between U.S.
Washington, DC – As the 113th Congress begins, momentum continues to build on behalf of substantial rules reform in the U.S. Senate, including the “talking filibuster.” Among the major developments:
As the 113th Congress sets to convene, the call for Senate rules reform by newspapers remains steady. Here’s what they had to say:
"People around the country are crying out for us to find something to make the system work. Folks are looking at the last two years and saying this is the most dysfunctional Congress in history."
-- Oregon Live, December 27, 2012
Washington, DC – The decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to enter into direct talks with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on curbing the abuse of the filibuster shows the growing strength of the movement for real reform of Senate rules.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate rules reform effort is entering the home stretch, ahead of the first legislative day of the new, 113th Congress. Below is an updated look at the Senate rules state of play.