Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (second from right) walks through the Capitol on Tuesday with Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray and Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer after the Democratic leadership slate was re-elected.
“I think it’s important to be willing to rock the boat for reform in the institution,” she said.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) has taken the lead for the first-term Members in creating a filibuster reform proposal the entire Democratic caucus might support. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (Md.) is doing the same for caucus rules, working to compile a list of changes that can be adopted for next year.
But it was unclear when the caucus might vote on the proposals.
“I think it’ll depend on the consensus-building meetings we’ll have this week,” Udall said. “It’s going to be a work in progress for a while.”
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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