Forum on the Filibuster
The Center for American Progress held a discussion on the use of the filibuster rule and its effect on modern U.S. Senate procedures. Senator Tom Udall talked about the history of the filibuster and argued his belief in the need for reform. Thomas Mann offered proposals for changing or working around the rule. Following Senator Udall’s presentation they answered questions from the audience. close
People in this video
Scott Lilly Senior Fellow Center for American Progress
Thomas E. Mann Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Governance Studies Program
James A. Thurber Distinguished Professor American University->Government
Tom Udall U.S. Senator (Class 2) [D] New Mexico
- Center for American ProgressCenter for American Progress
Jordian Fabian spoke by phone about the filibuster by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Senate Democratic Lame-Duck Agenda
Senator Tom Udall talked about the latest action in the Senate on tax cuts, the federal spending bill, and the…
Senate Filibuster Rules
Alexander Bolton was interviewed about Senate Democratic plans to introduce legislation to weaken Senate rules on the…
Senate Debate on Filibuster and Amendment Rules
Senators debated rules for a filibuster, placing holds on nominations, and offering amendments to legislation.