Letter sent to OR Sen. Jeff Merkley re: Filibuster reform
To Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR):
Thank-you for taking leadership -- effective leadership -- in crafting a reform to the filibuster. While the principle of ensuring debate and ensuring a voice for a minority was sound, the implementation has rotted the Senate for years. And this has gidlocked our entire system, emasculating the other two branches of government and the House.
I remember driving you between events when you were making a campaign swing through Yamhill County during your election. The filibuster was the primary thing I thought needed work if America was to move forward again, so I'm very glad to see you pursuing it so vigorously.
Thanks for your hard work finding a solution that, if implemented, would help restore representational govermnet to the Senate.