Policy Spotlight

Last week, Majority Leader Reid vowed to abolish filibusters - what he once heralded as "part of the fabric of this institution" - in the 113th Congress if he is still Majority Leader. Not only is this drastic change to an integral part of Senate procedure "misguided," as Vice President Biden once said, it is also completely unnecessary. Rather than casting aside Senate history, the Majority Leader should abandon election-year political gimmickry and instead allow for a full and fair amendment process in the Senate.

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