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U.S. Senate Rules Reform at One Year: A First Step, But a Long Road Ahead
Since last November, Senate obstruction hasn't disappeared, it simply has taken a different form.
Ending Congressional Gridlock Requires Curbing Abuse Of The Filibuster
Without reform, we're doomed repeat and amplify the exasperating gridlock of the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling talks. That's why Senate Resolutions 4 and 6 need the support of Democratic senators and the White House. The American people strongly support overhauling the filibuster.
Prospects For The 113th Congress
Professor of political science, George Washington University; ...
In many ways, the new Congress should look like the old one. Prospects for a grand bargain over taxes and spending remain dim. I also expect that congressional power will remain concentrated in the hands of party leaders, and that rank-and-file legislators will continue to grumble about it.
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