Dan Coats For Filibuster Reform: Incoming GOP Senator Embraces Change
WASHINGTON — Indiana’s Senator-elect Dan Coats is endorsing filibuster reform, becoming one of the few Republicans to back a legislative proposal to change the way the Senate works.
“I think, at the very least, we need to remove the 60-vote rule for bringing a bill to the floor and actually debating it and voting on it,” he said in an interview on Sunday on Fox News. “The American people deserve that we are transparent with them, that we take one item at a time, that we register our yeas and register our nays, and be accountable to the American people for what we’ve done. It’s been too much gathering everything at the end and throwing it into one big package.”
“There’s just too much need for moving forward with action to address our serious economic situation and a number of other issues to not go forward on that basis,” he added. “So I’m going to work to try to streamline the situation and move things forward.”