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 »
Friday, November 7th, 2014
Nan Aron, President of Alliance for Justice, responds to a Wall Street Journal op-ed on judicial nominations after the 2014 midterm elections.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
One week out from Election Day 2014, the federal agency tasked with ensuring modern and functional elections in our country is toothless due to Senate Republicans’ obstruction.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
As the world continues to prepare and respond to the spread of the Ebola virus, the president’s pick to be U.S. Surgeon General is missing in action due to Senate gridlock and obstruction.
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.