The shutdown of the federal government means important business isn’t getting done and Congress is failing in one of its primary tasks – to work together to create a better America. As a result, it means that many Americans are having their lives disrupted as important and normally routine government services grind to a halt. In addition, the shutdown is also taking a very real toll on the millions of families whose livelihoods are impacted by the furloughs of the federal workforce.
| Elisabeth MacNamara
On February 13, the League and other reform groups sent a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics urging them to stand fast on the commissions current Rules of Procedure.
Statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senate leadership reached agreement on filibuster reform.