Merkley Statement on Status of Rules ReformJanuary 22, 2013
Washington, DC - Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after today’s caucus meeting focused on rules reform.
“Leader Reid has left open two paths to rules changes. While I’ve always thought that improving how the Senate works should be an area ripe for bipartisan agreement, it is clear at this point that the constitutional option would produce the strongest package and make the Senate more functional. We face big challenges, and we can’t tackle those challenges if we miss this rare opportunity to end the paralysis of the Senate.”