Ex-Senate Parliamentarian on Rules of the Senate

The whole idea to remove the Filibuster from the Senate is to make it more like the House of Representatives because the Senate, supposedly, isn’t working.

It’s not that the Senate doesn’t work, it does work, but it works in a very different way than the House of Representatives.


The Senate is not ruled by it’s majority leader.  It’s ruled by a consensus which has to be built by both the majority leader and the minority leader.

This is not a shot taken at Harry Reid or any Democrat based on their position on an issue, it’s an opinion of how ineffectively the current leadership is building a consensus.

I do not think the problem is the rules, I think the problem in the Senate is the Senators.

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