67th Girls Nation Congress
Expressing the sense of the Senate that filibusters have become an increasing problem in political debate and decision-making and are in need of stricter regulation to prevent political stalemate.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators Monhollen and Schillaci of Indiana submitted the following resolution.
Whereas the United States was founded upon the idea of a majority-rules democracy that promotes deliberation and debate;
Whereas the Senate functions as an institution of bipartisanship that promotes the exchange of ideas between opposing parties;
Whereas filibustering has become frequently used as a detrimental instrument in blocking legislation, while consuming time that could be used discussing important issues;
Whereas it is in the interest of the Senate to continue to promote itself as a functioning body where both sides are able to voice their opinion without compromising the government's ability to function efficiently: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
(1) That the senator filibustering is limited to discussion of only the legislation at hand to increase the effectiveness of the filibuster and the efficiency of the Senate in general.
(2) That filibustering will be limited to only those who hold the floor, while stopping a bill with the threat of filibustering will be invalidated.
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