REPORT: Former senate leader calls for abolishing the filibuster to end ‘inaction’

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Washington (CNN) — Former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Monday called for an end to the legislative filibuster, asserting that removing the procedure would help end the “era of obstruction and inaction” in the Senate.

“The Senate is now a place where the most pressing issues facing our country are disregarded, along with the will of the American people overwhelmingly calling for action. The future of our country is sacrificed at the altar of the filibuster,” Reid wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “Something must change. That is why I am now calling on the Senate to abolish the filibuster in all its forms. And I am calling on candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president to do the same.”

The article goes on to state the following:

In his tenure as Senate majority leader, Reid changed the rules in 2013 to prevent filibusters of most executive branch nominations, but broad use of the procedure has soared in recent years in an increasingly polarized Congress. The Nevada Democrat argues in his op-ed that the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to end debate and hold a final vote has halted broad legislation that could address top issues in the 2020 Democratic primary like climate change and gun control.

“If a Democratic president wants to tackle the most important issues facing our country, then he or she must have the ability to do so — and that means curtailing Republicans’ ability to stifle the will of the American people.”

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2 Comments

  1. Cab August 13th, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Like he even matters!!

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  2. Just another wrench turner August 13th, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Nothing else is working to stop Trump so now weel try this? Thats their grand strategy? Good Luck Chuck, Pelosi,Reid!

    Reply

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