Filibuster Reform 2013: What Happened?

Date: 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Venue: 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Address: 

1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington
DC
20005

Attached files:

For the second consecutive Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has considered exercising the "nuclear" or "constitutional" option to force a change in filibuster rules by simple majority vote instead of the two-thirds vote required to end debate on rules changes. And, for the second time, a bipartisan agreement was reached at the last minute to reduce the number of possible filibusters in return for more fairness in offering amendments. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a panel of congressional and academic experts to examine how this deal compares with the previous one, and consider whether reformers are satisfied with the results.


Opening Remarks

 

 

 


Panel Discussion

 

 

 


Question and Answer Session

 

 

 


Keynote remarks by

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)

Panel discussion featuring

Richard Arenberg

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Brown University

Sarah Binder

Professor of Political Science, The George Washington University

Alan Frumin

Former U.S. Senate Parliamentarian

Moderated by

John Fortier

Democracy Project Director, Bipartisan Policy Center

In partnership with the National Capital-Area Political Science Association