S 9

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 9

To reform America's political system and eliminate gridlock that blocks progress.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. REID (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. KERRY, Mr. BENNET, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. BEGICH, and Mr. AKAKA) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration


A BILL

To reform America's political system and eliminate gridlock that blocks progress.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Political Reform and Gridlock Elimination Act'.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

    It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should--

      (1) pass the DISCLOSE Act to prevent a corporate takeover of our elections and ensure that our democracy is open, transparent, and controlled by the people; and

      (2) reform Senate rules and procedures to reduce excessive obstruction and delay, while protecting the legitimate rights of individual Senators and the minority.

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