A campaign backed by organized labor, to curb the power of Senate minorities to halt virtually every piece of legislation by filibustering, went down in flames in the tradition-bound chamber on Jan. 27.
A coalition of progressive organizations, Fix the Senate Now, is calling for filibuster reform.
The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - Saying senatorial filibusters rob workers of legislation they want and need, the Communications Workers are leading a new coalition, unveiled Dec. 15, behind Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's filibuster reform plan.
If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.
The U.S. Senate should revise its rules on filibusters and consent for judicial nominations in order to stop the growing trend of gridlock and indecision
Republican Party Senate candidates pledged this past week to protect tax loopholes for companies that outsource jobs, according to new media reports.
Three polls out yesterday, like the Gallup poll released a day earlier, show that the predicted Republican wave in the mid-term elections could be failing to materialize.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The race for Florida's Senate seat looks to be a tight one. The Republicans are out in full force to maintain their seat and the lead up to the August primary is already brutal.
Immigrant rights activists, labor and faith-based leaders met with President Obama and White House advisers March 11 to discuss moving forward on immigration reform legislation.