All posts tagged: John McCain

Senator Elizabeth Warren on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discusses the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on July 12, 2013. Senator Warren introduced the legislation with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Angus King (I-ME). Related articles Senator Warren Discussing Glass Steagall (ritholtz.com) Jim Cramer of CNBC insists that Elizabeth Warren takedown ‘had NO impact’ (rawstory.com) Elizabeth Warren, the antidote to CNBC (cjr.org)

Do You Want Filibuster Reform? Take Action Now

Sign the Credo Petition Fix the Senate Now – Take Action (Call and Petition) Since Obama was elected President the minority party has chosen to use the filibuster rule to dismantle 223 years of representative democracy. Take a look at this graph that Rachel Maddow posted to her blog in November of last year. At first glance it may appear that there was some progress during the 112th Congress as the number of filibusters declined but that decrease was only as a result of the GOP-led House passing far-right bills the Senate didn’t care to pass. The 112th Congress had the third most filibusters of any Congress, ever. Most observers are in agreement that the filibuster rule needs to be reformed. The question is how? Sensible suggestions have come from Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Elizabeth Warren: eliminate the filibuster on the motions to proceed to votes reduce debate on nominees from 30 hours to two hours (after the filibuster was broken) make it easier to establish a conference committee require anyone who filibusters …