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Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on Senate Filibuster of Minimum Wage Legislation

As millions of Americans struggle to pay their bills and take care of their families in a rough economy, obstructionists in the Senate are continuing to exploit the filibuster rule to block debate on a proposed increase in the minimum wage.

Despite Filibuster Reform, U.S. Senate Remains Jammed with Record Number of Stalled Executive Branch Nominees, Report Shows

Six months after adopting filibuster reforms intended to break its chronic partisan gridlock, the U.S. Senate remains largely dysfunctional, with a record number of President Obama’s executive branch nominees stuck on its calendar

Common Cause Asks Full D.C. Circuit Court to Reconsider Filibuster Challenge

Common Cause is asking a federal appeals court in Washington to take a second look at the organization’s challenge to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule and its 60-vote requirement for action

Common Cause Statement on the State of the Union Message

President Obama has another chance tonight to embrace and advance the promise that propelled him to the White House, the promise to change Washington. We urge him to seize it.

Memo to Reporters: Common Cause Filibuster Lawsuit Returns to Federal Appeals Court Tuesday

Knowing of your interest in the rules of the U.S. Senate, and the filibuster rule (Rule 22) in particular, I wanted to update you on Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the filibuster.

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