That's not what the rules say now. Some Senator just has to say he will filibuster and the bill is dead. Just getting rid of that would be enough. If somebody threatens to filibuster, fine: Let them. They can talk until their vocal chords give out, and then the debate is over. It might take a while to get to a floor vote, but it would eventually because the Senate has to get to other things.


We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.