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Senate Action Puts Election Assistance Commission Back in Business

Prodded by Common Cause and other election reform advocates, senators provided welcome assistance late Tuesday to dozens of states struggling to run their elections with outmoded, prone-to-breakdown voting machines.

Senators Should Vote on Pending Nominations Before Adjourning

With 139 presidential nominations awaiting floor action as of midday Monday, the U.S. Senate should remain in session as long as it takes – including through the holiday season – to fill judicial and executive vacancies, Common Cause said today.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Filibuster Rule

“The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Common Cause’s case challenging the constitutionality of the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule is both shortsighted and ominous,” Common Cause President Miles Rapoport said today. “Instead of protecting debate, the 60-vote filibuster rule has shut down discussion on important legislation, from a living wage to addressing climate change.

Common Cause, Members of Congress, and DREAM Act Beneficiaries Ask Supreme Court to Throw Out Senate's 60-Vote Filibuster Rule

Common Cause has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its challenge to the Senate's filibuster rule

How going nuclear unclogged the Senate

The Senate barely does anything these days — except approve judges that could shape the law for a generation. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/how-going-nuclear-unclogged-the-senate-110238.html#ixzz3B8QBNyH3

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