Filibuster Reform

Protecting our democracy is too important to allow an outdated Senate rule stand in the way. In a future in which the filibuster is reformed or eliminated, Congress could pass a wide range of policies supported by most Americans.

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The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking
A thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol building, July 2019. (A thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol building)
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The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking

This report looks at the impact of the filibuster on legislative policymaking, describing how the filibuster came to be; its increased use; the disproportionate power it provides to a small segment of society; and what legislative priorities it has been used to derail.

Alex Tausanovitch, Sam Berger