Cortez Masto: “Therefore, we are asking you to join us in opposing any effort to curtail the existing rights and prerogatives of Senators to engage in full, robust, and extended debate as we consider legislation before this body in the future.”

Washington, D.C. – As the Senator who now holds Harry Reid’s seat, Catherine Cortez Masto works hard every day to uphold his legacy of prioritizing a Far-Left liberal agenda over the needs of Nevadans. Cortez Masto is also hoping to fulfill Harry Reid’s filibuster legacy. She once was an ardent supporter of the legislative filibuster, even joining her colleagues in using it to block bipartisan COVID-19 rescue packages as well as police reform legislation. But just like the senator who preceded her, she’s ready to get rid of the filibuster to jam through a high-tax, anti-worker liberal agenda.

What changed?

Letter from Catherine Cortez Masto and 60 Senators Supporting the Legislative Filibuster, April 7, 2017

Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Democratic Leader Schumer:

We are writing to urge you to support our efforts to preserve existing rules, practices, and traditions as they pertain to the right of Members to engage in extended debate on legislation before the United States Senate. Senators have expressed a variety of opinions about the appropriateness of limiting debate when we are considering judicial and executive branch nominations. Regardless of our past disagreements on the issue, we are united in our determination to preserve the ability of Members to engage in extended debate when bills are on the Senate floor.

We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process, and we are steadfastly committed to ensuring that this great American institution continues to serve as the world’s greatest deliberative body. Therefore, we are asking you to join us in opposing any effort to curtail the existing rights and prerogatives of Senators to engage in full, robust, and extended debate as we consider legislation before this body in the future.

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