November 21, 2013

Gillibrand Statement on Senate Filibuster Reform

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today after voting to change the Senate rules to limit the use of a filibuster:

“Yesterday we saw a glimpse of how the senate is supposed to work – two bipartisan coalitions fiercely debating a critically important issue to our country on the senate floor, until it crashed into the wall of obstructionism we have seen all too often in this broken Congress.

“We have no choice but to reform the overused and abused filibuster rules so we can allow the Senate to get back to work. While I am deeply disappointed we didn't get a vote this week on a reform our brave men and women in uniform desperately need, I am confident it is only a matter of time until we do.”