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Issue Position: Making Congress Work

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Reforming the Filibuster

The Senate's recent overuse of the filibuster has stalled progress on practically every issue of importance in America. The 60-vote requirement that it creates is not in the Constitution; the framers understood fractions, if they wanted 60 to form a majority, they would have said so. Further, Senators are no longer required to stand on the floor and speak to filibuster. The filibuster stops Congress dead in its tracks; it ought to take some organization and effort to completely derail such an important governing body. We must reform its use so that Congress again can function how the Founders intended.


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