January 4, 2013
Obscure tactics–like the “silent” filibuster–allow individual Senators to hold the nation’s work hostage while cutting backroom deals. And the problem is getting worse.
Bill doesn’t even get chance to be debated Saying ‘No’ is something the Republican minority in the United States Senate does well (and often). Taking action on behalf of workers? Not at all. From the AFL-CIO Blog: Just three days into the lame-duck Congress, Republicans returned to their obstructionist ways. Today, all the Senate Republicans voted […]
The slow, deliberative path to the end begins Late last Saturday, the Senate voted 60-39 to open debate on historic health care and health insurance reform legislation. Having cleared this procedural vote, debate is set to begin after Thanksgiving. Senator Kay Hagan voted with the rest of the Democratic caucus to debate the most important […]
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