For Immediate Release
Contacts: Trey Pollard, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3058
December 7, 2012
Sierra Club: McConnell’s Self-Filibuster Makes Need for Reform Clear
(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued his long history of using existing Senate rules to obstruct the legislative process when he actually filibustered his own legislation on the Senate floor.
Today, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement in response:
“The chief opponent of filibuster reform has now made the best case for why we need to fix the Senate now. Mitch McConnell’s ridiculous self-filibuster is just the latest example of how current rules have turned the Senate into a theater of the absurd rather than a place where our nation’s most pressing problems – from the fiscal showdown to the climate crisis – can be solved.”
The Sierra Club is a member of the Fix the Senate coalition and working to support the Senate’s adoption of substantial rules reforms.
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