Breaking the Gridlock in the Senate: A Proposal for a Bipartisan Filibuster Commission
Georgetown Public Policy Review Online, March 2010
4 Pages Posted: 30 May 2010 Last revised: 3 Jul 2010
Date Written: March 1, 2010
Any resolution to fixing the filibuster must have bipartisan appeal, but in particular, it must somehow safeguard the interests of the minority party, which has the most to lose by giving up the right to use it. With this in mind, I propose a new Senate rule that would create a special bipartisan committee to reconcile filibustered legislation and make it appropriate for a majority vote in the Senate.
Keywords: Legislation, Senate Rules, Filibuster
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