Stop the Filibuster
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Stop the Filibuster

    1. Eugene Guerra
    2. Petition by

      Eugene Guerra

      Milltown, NJ

To stop obstructionism in the Senate. The Republicans used the filibuster over 350 times in the Senate creating a log jam, obstruction and disfunction. We need to end the filibuster to create a functional senate.

To:
The Senate & Harry Reid, Leader of the Senate
Stop the Filibuster

To stop obstructionism in the Senate, The Republicans used the filibuster over 350 in the Senate creating a log jam, obstruction and disfunction. We need to end the filibuster to create a functional senate.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Alexander Brown BOULDER, CO
      • 5 months ago

      The filibuster is anti-democratic and is being used to stop non- controversial confirmations and to stop the government from doing its work. It is a tyranny of the minority. Moreover it is not in the constitution, and has only been applied in its current manner for a relatively short time. I cannot see a reason to keep it as it is. If the Senate Majority leader is not going to change it, then he needs to explain to the American people why! We are, Democrat and Republican, tired of Congressional gridlock. It is time to do the People's work or step down!

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    • Laurie Cushing TUCSON, AZ
      • 6 months ago

      the gop has got to stop acting like spoiled children. If they don't get their way, they hold their breath trying to make daddy give them what they want.

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    • Scott Uden PORTLAND, OR
      • 7 months ago

      The filibuster as originally intended in the US was to promote freedom of speech. However it is clear that now, as in ancient Rome, it is simply being used as a tool to postpone and obstruct legislation! We need to end filibusters, while continuing to allow legislators to state the facts (or may accurately their version thereof) and simply get to the VOTE! You can always bring it up and try to vote it down latter, but do what you were elected to do and VOTE bills into LAW!

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    • Jane fRuona SAN JOSE, CA
      • 11 months ago

      We must get government to work!

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    • Bill Cryer LEESVILLE, LA
      • 12 months ago

      Harry Reid -- you promised legislation in the Senate -- stop the filibuster -- you know better than accepting a handshake from McConnell.

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