ADVERTISEMENT

Members of the group include the Alliance for Justice, the Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, Communications Workers of America, Sierra Club and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.

Reid has threatened to use the so-called “constitutional option,” also known as the “nuclear option,” to change Senate rules next year. He is not pushing to end the filibuster completely, instead seeking limits on how and when it can be used.

President Obama backed Reid’s call for filibuster reform on Wednesday, but the idea faces strong resistance from Republicans and even some Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' On The Money: Trump makes a late pitch on the economy | US economy records record GDP gains after historic COVID-19 drop | Pelosi eyes big COVID-19 deal in lame duck Lawmakers say infrastructure efforts are falling victim to deepening partisan divide MORE (R-Ky.) has warned that a majority vote to change Senate rules would poison the well for negotiations on the deficit.

A group of junior Democratic senators has sponsored legislation to end the filibuster on the motion to proceed and to instate a talking filibuster, which would require senators to remain constantly on the floor while filibustering. 

“Fix the Senate Now” has endorsed both plans, along with limiting debate on nominations. 

While most incoming Democratic senators have signed on to rules reform, Sen. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Judge tosses land management plans after ousting Pendley from role | Trump says he could out-raise Biden with calls to Wall Street, oil execs | Supreme Court to review Trump border wall funding, asylum policies OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Pendley says court decision ousting him from BLM has had 'no impact' | Court strikes down Obama-era rule targeting methane leaks from public lands drilling | Feds sued over no longer allowing polluters to pay for environmental projects  Pendley says court decision ousting him from BLM has had 'no impact' MORE (D-N.M.) — who has spearheaded reform efforts — said earlier this month he didn’t yet have the votes needed to change the rules next year.