Richard A. Arenberg

Dec 6, 2018
Presidents are sometimes enraged by the supermajority requirement to end a filibuster in the Senate because it gets in the way of one-party rule. This is when it is most important!

Oct 1, 2018
Without the filibuster as a counter-weight against totally majority-driven procedures, Chairman Grassley (R-IA) and his majority were able to ignore fundamental demands.

Sep 4, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun its confirmation hearings on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.

Jun 19, 2018
Where is the great tradition of the U.S. Senate and its oversight of the executive branch? Where are the voices of conscience?

May 1, 2018
Both parties have been weaponizing procedure with each party retaliating for past indignities, with their own provocations. We have seen cycles of procedural tactics deployed by the majority (whichever party is in control) in an effort to ram their agenda past the opposition.

Jan 3, 2018
As we enter the new year , importantly a Congressional election year , the Senate is mired in hyper-partisan vitriol.

Dec 12, 2017
The pace is picking up. Republicans in the Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, bolstered by outside conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, are fast-tracking nominees to lifetime seats on the federal bench.

Nov 13, 2017
On December 12, the voters in Alabama are scheduled to select a new U.S. Senator in a special election to fill the seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions, now the Attorney General, and temporarily held by appointed Senator Luther Strange.

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