March 09, 2021

Cortez Masto Calls for Filibuster Reform

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) called to reform the legislative filibuster, calling specifically for the implementation of the “talking filibuster,” which would require any Senator who wishes to filibuster – or block – legislation to do so by publicly speaking on and holding the Senate floor.

“Nevadans expect their Senators to work across the aisle and get things done. Even when Mitch McConnell tried to shut out the Democratic minority, I worked to pass major bipartisan legislation combating human trafficking, expanding mental health treatment, and providing emergency COVID-19 relief, which Donald Trump signed into law. But McConnell is determined to exploit the filibuster and fight progress on the most urgent crises facing our nation and if he wants to block action on health care, climate change, and voting rights, he should have to stand on the Senate floor and be transparent about his obstruction. My job is to make a difference for the people of Nevada, and I look forward to partnering with all of my colleagues in passing critical legislation to address the challenges we’re facing today.”