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Tom Udall Filibuster

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The Fight To Blow Up The Senate Saved Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, 2011, Senate Republicans blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee to head his signature ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Labor Union Begins Ads Against Silent Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Communications Workers of America labor union, a lead group in the Fix the Senate Now coalition, is launching an advertising campaig...

Sam Stein

Senator Talks Failure Of Rules Reform Package, Predicts Future Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), one of the chief proponents of the kind of rules reform that died in the upper chamber this week, said Friday t...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem, GOP Leaders Broker Rules Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have reached an agreement on a set of relatively ...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Forfeit 50-Vote Option For Rules Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The window to change the Senate rules during this session through a simple majority vote ended without action last night as lawmakers in...

Sam Stein

Schumer Outlines Rules Reform Deal, Dems Divided

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted on Tuesday morning that Democrats and Republicans would come to an agreement on revamping some bas...

Sam Stein

Aiming For 67 Votes, Dems Water Down Rules Reform Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to craft a set of rules changes that will have the support needed to get through the chamber, Senate Democrats have begun scaling...

Sam Stein

Senate Dems Introduce Rules Reform Package: Keep Filibuster But Make It Old School

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Ryan Grim WASHINGTON -- The handful of Senate Democrats proposing to overhaul the upper chamber's rules and procedures released the...

Sam Stein

Bunning Galvanized Dems Around Filibuster Reform: Tom Udall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading filibuster reform proponents in the Senate said on Thursday that Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for a growing effo...