Filibuster Reform

We talked briefly with Senator Manchin on this matter, and think he has the right idea on this. It should if the Filibuster is a thing, it should be hard, and it should be large, and anger enough people to have political consequences. Instead it isn’t really tracked. The talking filibuster is that- though this article provides some frame work.

It also might do to give each Senator a maximum lifetime number of filibusters. What ever it is- more than a couple a year is too much, and amounts to setting bill thresholds at 60%, which doesn’t get much done.

Great history of Filibuster here, and the different types. It also needs to be tracked, formally. Absurd that it is not.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/09/most-likely-filibuster-reform-its-limits/?utm_campaign=wp_politics_am&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_politics

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