Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
FILIBUSTER: Despite a lawsuit from Common Cause claiming the filibuster is unconstitutional, a more expedient way to move Congress out of gridlock is to simply reform the procedure, especially as some, like Jonathan Bernstein in The Washington Post, say it is, in fact, constitutional. As an editorial in The New York Times says, "[The lawsuit] may not be necessary. Only recently have filibusters become a daily impediment to Senate operations, and they would not be that difficult to curb. We have supported eliminating the filibuster for judicial and executive nominees. Making other filibusters harder would be good for both parties." Our two filibuster reform proposals would do just that.
DON'T WORRY, I GOT THIS: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, star together in a hilarious parody video. Saving cats from trees? Booker's got that. Fielding calls from Mitt Romney? Christie's on it. Check out the video here: http://bit.ly/MjB8xS
STAT OF THE DAY: Recently, the Pew Research Center did a study on the accuracy of their polling, given the decreasing response rate. They found that those who answer questions are much more likely to be engaged in civic activity. About 31 percent of those who responded had contacted a federal official within the past year, versus 10 percent of those who did not respond. Mark Blumenthal for The Huffington Post: Poll Response Rates Fall 'Dramatically,' Pew Research Finds
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