Every senator needs to put “fix the filibuster” at the top of his or her New Year’s Resolution List. Specifically, they need to resolve to pursue serious rules reforms that can curb the exponential rate of obstruction in recent decades. And it must happen on January 3rd.
America is the world’s leading democracy, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction, and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge of our democracy.
With the start of a new session, the time was ripe for the Senate to reform its archaic procedural rules and curb obstruction – to do something about rampant filibuster abuse. It has apparently missed its opportunity for real reform.