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January 24, 2013

 Senate Reaches Agreement on Filibuster Reform

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.  

The League believes the agreement is a modest but important step. It falls short, however, of what is needed to truly solve the procedural problems facing the Senate.  We are encouraged that our leaders in Washington are focused on getting work done this term. We will be monitoring the implementation of this agreement; its effectiveness will be judged by how well it actually works in practice. 

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