Restoring Congress: Time to Fix the Filibuster

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Walter F. Mondale
December 8, 2012 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:15 pm
America faces enormous challenges, from budget deficits to national security. But it is crippled by extraordinary paralysis in Congress, including the unprecedented use of the filibuster. Congress must be restored to a functioning body. This will require reform of the filibuster in the Senate to foster needed debate while preventing its misuse to stymie urgent legislation. Walter F. Mondale, who led the last major reform of the filibuster, draws on his years in the U.S. Senate and in the White House as Vice President to discuss the need to fix Congress and the filibuster.