jeff-merkley

Sen. Angus King on filibuster reform and life as a Senate independent

The freshman senator from Maine talks about watching the filibuster reform process unfold, and his plan to make government deadlines less dumb.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 2, 2013

Sen. Jeff Merkley on the filibuster deal: ‘There are two pieces I’m excited about’

In an interview with Wonkblog, Sen. Jeff Merkley, a key figure behind the push to reform the filibuster, responds to the deal McConnell and Reid actually reached -- a deal that doesn't include much of what he wanted.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 25, 2013

Sen. Jeff Merkley’s talking filibuster: How it would work

Jeff Merkley's "talking filibuster" plan is talking shape. But it may matter less than you think.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 13, 2012

Will Senate Democrats’ filibuster reform plan change anything? Experts answer a resounding, “Maybe.”

Jeff Merkley and other Senate Democrats want to force filibusterers to actually give speeches. But would that actually change anything?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 17, 2012