Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Support filibuster reform in the Senate

The material below is from a comment to this Huffington Post story:
The Senate "isn’t functioning,” Sen. McConnell, because of YOU and your historic number of filibusters!!

Number of filibusters between 1951 – 1960: 4
Number of filibusters in LBJ’s term: 1
Number of filibusters in President Obama’s first term: 241!!!
Democrats have had to end more

Make sure, Senator Reid, that Senators stand up in front of the American people and defend their reasons for blocking bills like the following:

H.R. 12 - Paycheck Fairness Act
H.R. 448 -- Elder Abuse Victims Act
H.R. 466 - Wounded Veteran Job Security Act
H.R. 515 - Radioactive Import Deterrence Act
H.R. 549 -- National Bombing Prevention Act
H.R. 577 - Vision Care for Kids Act
H.R. 626 - Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act
H.R. 1029 - Alien Smuggling and Terrorism Prevention Act
H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act
H.R. 1171 - Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization
H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act
H.R. 1429 -- Stop AIDS in Prison Act
H.R.5281 -- DREAM Act
S.3985 -- Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act
S.3816 -- Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act
S.3369 -- A bill to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities
S.2237 -- Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
S.2343 -- Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act
S.1660 -- American Jobs Act of 2011
S.3457 -- Veterans Jobs Corps Act
Even The James Zadroga 9-11 Health Care and Compensation Act, which was health care for heroes of 9-11

Those are all bills the McConnell-led-GOP filibustered in the dismal 112th congress.

Get it done, Harry!!

Contact Senator Boxer and urge her to support filibuster reform.

Contact Senator Feinstein and urge her to support filibuster reform.