01.22.13

Baldwin released the following statement announcing her co-sponsorship today of the Merkley-Udall filibuster reform proposal:

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing her co-sponsorship today of the Merkley-Udall filibuster reform proposal:
 
"I was elected to put progress ahead of politics and to make sure that Washington works for Wisconsin. Unfortunately, Washington has come to be defined by partisan gridlock. Recently, the threat of filibuster has been used far too often and as a result political obstructionism in the United States Senate is now worse than it has ever been. The people of Wisconsin and our state's progressive tradition deserve better. I will proudly join Senator Tom Udall and Senator Jeff Merkley by co- sponsoring legislation to reform the use of the filibuster in the United States Senate. We face big challenges that demand effective government action and solutions not more of the same standstill that has become the status quo in Washington. The time for reform is now so we can work together to move Wisconsin and America forward."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/tammy-baldwin-filibuster-reform_n_2521861.html