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 don’t 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 »
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
With Congress heading home for the 2014 election season, U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reminds us of the important work the Senate has left to do on judicial nominations.
Friday, September 12th, 2014
Despite support from a majority of 54 Senators, the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on the S.J. Res 19 “Democracy for All” amendment, blocking it from advancing to a final vote. In response, the Fix the Senate Now coalition issued the following statement.
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
The U.S. Senate will be in session for just several more weeks before this November’s midterm elections...
Monday, August 25th, 2014
Last Friday, a Politico story by Burgess Everett offered a reminder why last November’s rules reform were an essential step forward for the chamber:
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Before the Senate departed for its August recess, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) attempted to confirm two dozen foreign service officers to fill vacant ambassadorships in countries throughout the world. However, Senate Republicans blocked all two dozen of these potential confirmations.