VIDEO: Time To Fix The Filibuster

Last Friday, I joined Thom Hartmann to discuss our ongoing efforts to stop to the filibuster abuse that’s made the 112th Congress the least productive in history.

It’s pretty simple, we think that if you want to filibuster a bill, you should hold the floor while you do it, just like Mister Smith.

Joining me on the panel were Kurt Walters with Public Campaign and Shane Larson with Communications Workers of America, two of our partners in the Fix The Senate coalition. We covered a lot of ground in the half-hour discussion, and I’m really thankful for the opportunity to talk about these pressing issues. Watch it here:

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One Response to “VIDEO: Time To Fix The Filibuster”

  1. Alan Christiansen January 20, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    SENATE RULE 22 – Change the filibuster rule from 60 senators for cloture to 56 for cloture.

    The rule was last changed in the 1970’s from 2/3 of the senate to 60 votes, but 60 votes is still a SUPER majority.

    With a 56 senator cloture the vote would still be a SOLID majority and would require at least one Republican vote.