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Change the filibuster, make senators talk

The failure of the "For the People Act" is another instance of our government being held hostage by one or a few senators. No one should be able to stop Senate debate or a vote by pushing a button. Preventing even debate on a bill is unconscionable. The filibuster is a means for the minority party to express their beliefs, and I support that. Opponents of legislation should be able to verbally express their objections, however long that takes. Then a vote should be taken, and the legislation will pass or fail on its merits.

Please urge our Senate to return to the talking filibuster, which will allow Congress to function as a governing body.

Mary Drake

Mystic

 

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