Last month, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told me she was supporting an overhaul of the Senate rules because "the abuse of the filibuster has made things impossible."
After finally winning her first full six-year term, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to change some long-standing rules in the U.S. Senate.
Gillibrand emailed her supporters this morning with a petition to reform the Senate's filibuster rules.
"The recent transformation of the filibuster into a political weapon used for partisan aims is unacceptable," she wrote. "Our times, our challenges, even our opportunities, demand more of us."(2)