“Constitutional Option…US Senate…January 5, 2011 1


THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDES THAT EACH HOUSE OF CONGRESS CAN SET ITS RULES ON THE FIRST DAY IT MEETS. THE 112TH CONGRESS MEETS JANUARY 5, 2011. WE ONLY NEED 51 VOTES IN THE SENATE TO CHANGE THE RULES AND ABOLISH “SECRET HOLDS” ON BILLS AND TO CHANGE/AMEND OR ABOLISH THE EXCESSIVE USE OF THE “FILIBUSTER.”

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)

Senator Udall (D-NM) has a plan to accomplish this. He needs our help. We need to convince 51 senators to vote to change the rules on the first day of Congress.  While enjoy the holidays we need to take 15 minutes to contact our two US Senators and express our opinion on these two rule changes.  Did you know that the House sent over 400 bills to the Senate that went nowhere?  That would not happen if we fix our broken, dysfunctional US Senate! This is a serious matter that you must not ignore.  The easiest way to contact your Senator is through email.  You can also fax them and send snail mail.  However, you do it, please don’t forget.  We don’t want republicans to obstruct the balance of the Obama Administration.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV)

The House is dutiful about doing the people’s business, but, the work ethic of the Senate is deplorable.  They need us to push them! Also, press Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid to back us.