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Petitioning U.S. Senate and 1 other

United States Senate: Fix the Filibuster rule and end the Secret Hold

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the use of the filibuster and the Secret Hold. These Senate rules have been abused to stop ongoing Senate business in an apparent effort to create a self-fulfilling prophecy of dysfunctional government. Fix these broken rules as the first order of business with the new Congress.  If these rules are fixed, there will be better transparency in governance and a greater chance of the Senate fulfilling the will of the people.  This is an important step to address the serious business of the nation.

Letter to
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
Honorable Senators,

Fix the filibuster rule.

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the use of the filibuster. One political party has employed it to stop ongoing business in an apparent effort to create a self-fulfilling prophecy of dysfunctional government. It should not take 60 votes to get any business done in the Senate. Fix this rule as the first order of business with the new Congress, so that there is a chance that the next two years will see cooperation and action to address the serious business of the nation.

Thank you for your concern.