Fix the Filibuster
Use the form on this page to sign Senator Harkin?s petition to promote transparency and accountability, and get the Senate working again, by fixing the filibuster. Together, we can restore majority rule in the Senate.
We, the undersigned, stand with Senator Tom Harkin and urge you to fix the filibuster by supporting a change to Senate rules on the first day of the new Senate session.
- Senator Harkin's proposal to reduce the number of senators needed to end an extended filibuster after ample debate and deliberation; and
- Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall's proposal to require senators to actually talk to sustain a filibuster.
Neither proposal represents a radical change to the Senate. What's been a radical change is Republicans' consistent abuse of the filibuster as a tool for obstruction.