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View Diary: Needed Reform For The U.S. Senate (95 comments)

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  •  Thank you, Sen. Gillibrand, for stepping (6+ / 0-)

    up and taking the lead on supporting a Change to US Senate Rule #22, commonly (and mistakenly) referred to as the "Filibuster" rule.

    The People need a working US Senate, to ensure a steady path for the nation out of the lingering Great Recession/Lesser Depression.

    The overly used, and completely non-transparent method of Senate Obstruction used (almost singularly) by the Republican US Senators since #OnceandFutureSpeaker US Rep. Nancy Pelosi took up the Speaker's gavel is simply unprecedented, since the rule was enacted in 1917 in response to then US President Woodrow Wilson's request for - don't blink now - a way to stop the endless filibusters obstructing the functioning of the US Senate. (that link is the official US Senate website).

    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 04:16:28 PM PST

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