While there is no guarantee it would improve things, it seems well past time for this country to amend the Constitution to make Congress craft single-issue legislation.
House Republicans and Democrats are arguing about whether committee staff could question Attorney General William Barr this week. This should be a nonpartisan issue.
I am concerned with long-term consequences: the Senate’s ability to protect the rights of those with minority viewpoints, and to check an unruly majority and an overly empowered executive.
Can senators amend a resolution of termination under the National Emergencies Act? Yes.
Both parties should aim to reestablish checks and balances that have been piddled away over the past six decades, so Congress can reassert its proper role in American governance.
Members of Congress have it within their collective power to change the ways their respective chambers act—if only they have the political will.
The 60-vote requirement has become a political club not just preventing imprudent action but almost any serious action at all.
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