Bipartisan pitch to save filibuster gets 61 senators’ endorsement

Opinion January 26, 2021

Bipartisan pitch to save filibuster gets 61 senators’ endorsement

Less than four years ago, 61 senators, both newcomers and some of the chamber’s most senior leaders, recognized the vital importance of “full, robust, and extended debate” on the Senate floor. You can read their names and the letter in full here. Let us hope for the health of our country and the ability to translate political passions into constructive progress that the 2021 Senate reaches the same conclusion and both sides overwhelmingly sustain the filibuster.