Filibuster Reform: Building for Speed

By: Friday December 24, 2010 11:45 am

It’s the silent filibuster, the filibuster where the Majority Leader knows that it’ll take a week to get the head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission through the Senate, that is just a pure waste of time. And the rules of ending post-cloture time for nominations (because what’s to discuss or amend after that?), or ending the filibuster of the motion to proceed, would make those silent filibusters less painful.

Republicans Just Obstructing for Sport Now

By: Friday August 6, 2010 7:06 am

There’s really nothing that can be done to improve the rules of the world’s most deliberative body, Senator Dodd?

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