We, the undersigned, are in agreement that filibuster reform needs to be the first order of business on day one 2013. We agree that the filibuster as it stands today and the use of such filibuster has hampered the ability of our government to work effectively. The rules for filibustering MUST change.
To all Senators who will serve in the 113th Congress:
Please reform the filibuster so that if Senators want to filibuster, they should be required to stand on the floor and make their case to the American people with a real, talking filibuster. The talk should be confined to the delineation of the reasons of concern or focus of the filibuster (no extraneous readings or off topic speech). Retain the requirement of a 41 Senator filibuster support vote with the requirement that the 41 supporting Senators be physically present throughout the duration of the filibuster.
- Senate Majority Leader
Senator Harry Reid
- U.S. Senate
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