This filibuster factsheet presented by Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC reads in part, 'The Senate has been called "the world's greatest deliberative body." Today, it barely functions. That's a sharp contrast from what the Founding Fathers intended. When they drafted the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison were determined to avoid the paralysis of the ?supermajority? requirements contained in the Articles of Confederation.'
READ: Filibuster Factsheet Presented by Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC