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Anonymous Holds

One Senate Rule That Has to Pass

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Those in Congress who want to stay in the shadows and avoid accountability have managed to derail our efforts to stop secret holds many times before -- but this time I think we can finally get this important change passed.

One Way to Fix Congress

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

The use of "anonymous holds," the arcane procedure that allows a single senator to secretly torpedo any piece of legislation, has skyrocketed in the last few years. And with its rise, our ability to pass strong legislation.

Reforming the Way Washington Works

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We need to take steps toward ending the corrosive culture of obstructionism and gridlock that holds Congress back from doing the job we were sent to Washington to do.