The mere thought of reforming our government for efficiency and effectiveness is daunting given its shear mass.
There are very few members of Congress that actually understand how to support members of their community who are facing removal proceedings.
You soon will have the privilege of assuming one of the highest positions in the United States government.
Advocates of Palestinian rights have long claimed, in part in fearful jest, that a Congressional resolution asserting Palestinians are human beings would not pass.
Clearly, members of Congress get more free passes than ordinary people.
Appropriations subcommittees have a little more swagger this year due to last year’s budget agreement.
The new precedent that any rule can be changed at any time by the majority inevitably will lead to the elimination of the filibuster for all nominations and eventually for legislative matters.
On the heels of the release of Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) tax reform draft proposal on energy, the White House announced that he has been nominated for ambassador to China.
The “nuclear option”, which eliminates the ability to filibuster most presidential nominations, forces a vote. But is that what is necessary to break decades of gridlock when it comes to presidential nominations?
The recent vote in the U. S. Senate to end the filibuster in judicial nomination cases (with the exception of Supreme Court nominees) will allow the majority party to confirm the President’s judicial nominees more swiftly and with less vocal opposition, but will the end of the filibuster mean better government?