Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:00 PM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
The First Week in January, by Elizabeth Warren
The First Week in January
by Democratic Senator-elect from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren
I'm honored to serve the people of Massachusetts in the United States Senate, and I'm grateful for everything you've done to help send me to Washington.
When I'm sworn in just a couple of months from now, I want to fight for jobs for people who want to work. I want millionaires and billionaires and Big Oil companies to pay their fair share. And I want to hold Wall Street accountable.
But here's the honest truth: we'll never do any of that if we can't get up-or-down votes in the Senate.
Remember Jimmy Stewart's classic film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington? I love that movie. That's what most of us think of when we hear the word "filibuster" -- a single passionate senator speaking for hours about legislation they fiercely oppose until they literally collapse with exhaustion.
Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-warren/filibuster-reform_b_2136800.html
Democratic Solution To The Filibuster: Make Them Talk (details regarding new filibuster reform pkg)
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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:10 PM
Cha (160,370 posts)
2. Thanks Tx.. Politics got even more Interesting with Elizabeth
going to Washington to help Pres Obama in the Senate and all those she mentioned in her letter.
Best of Luck on getting her's and our Wish!