Three Weeks to Senate Rule Change VoteHow can we restore democracy and debate to the U.S. Senate? That was topic A at a forum sponsored by Common Cause, where CWA President Larry Cohen, Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and others talked about ways to fix the arcane Senate rules.
These rules aren't in the Constitution and have been changed many times over the years. They've just about shut down action on important issues to working families over the past two years.
After the new Senate is sworn into office nearly next year, Senators can vote to change the rules on holds, delaying tactics that prevent debate and how filibusters are conducted.
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