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Merkley has been pushing for filibuster reform for years, but has finally made headway.

 

Merkley along with Senator Tom Udall of New Meixco led an effort in the senate to change the rule that would allow for a simple majority vote to approve executive and judicial nominees.

 

It doesn't apply to Supreme Court nominees.

 

 

Merkley calls ending the abusive filibuster on nomiantions, a big step toward restoring the functionality of the senate.

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