What’s Going On in the Senate?

What’s Going On in the Senate?

The U.S. Senate rules allow a handful of senators to stop the rest from making any progress. Senators donít even get to debate about really important legislation on the Senate floor, let alone vote, and no one is held accountable. It is time to reform the rules. Let's fix the Senate. More »

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Thank You Harry Reid & Senate Rules Reform (and Yes, Ted Cruz)

Thank You Harry Reid & Senate Rules Reform (and Yes, Ted Cruz)

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The Fix the Senate Now coalition expresses gratitude to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democratic caucus for prioritizing and confirming dozens of nominees in recent days.

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The Senate Should Move Election Assistance Commission Nominees Forward Before Shutting Its Doors

The Senate Should Move Election Assistance Commission Nominees Forward Before Shutting Its Doors

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

While heartened by reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is planning to make significant progress on pending nominations before shuttering the Senate of the 113th Congress, the Fix the Senate Now coalition calls on Senators to ensure that nominees to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) are included in any package of nominations moving forward.

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Don’t Reward Obstruction: U.S. Senate Should Do Its Job & Vote on Qualified Nominees Before Leaving

Don’t Reward Obstruction: U.S. Senate Should Do Its Job & Vote on Qualified Nominees Before Leaving

Monday, December 8th, 2014

After last November's sensible Senate reforms - spurred by Republicans' mass-blockade of qualified nominees - the Senate GOP has tried to waste the maximum amount of Senate time possible to slow Senate progress.

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ICYMI: “U.S. Senate Rules Reform at One Year: A First Step, But a Long Road Ahead”

ICYMI: “U.S. Senate Rules Reform at One Year: A First Step, But a Long Road Ahead”

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Alliance for Justice (AFJ) President Nan Aron and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen have a new opinion piece published at Huffington Post reflecting on Senate rules reform after one year.

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FTSN Urges Senate Leadership to Confirm Outstanding Nominees

FTSN Urges Senate Leadership to Confirm Outstanding Nominees

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

There is a record number of nominees pending on the Executive Calendar requiring Senate confirmation. Many of them have been waiting months in limbo - some for years - awaiting votes on their nominations.

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