This might be a decisive week for the U.S. Senate that will determine if it can carry on the routine business of the body to approve or not approve Presidential nominations to head agencies and to serve on the courts.
Without this rule change important appointments to head major agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board will continue to be stalled by filibusters that prevent even an up or down vote on the nominations. This is no way to run a railroad let alone the most powerful country in the world.
Call Senator Reid’s office today and leave him a message to change the filibuster rules. Call him at 202-224-3542. You can either ask to talk to a staff person or simply leave a voice message.