Is an excessive amount of post-cloture debate in the Senate holding up the executive nomination process? Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ambassador Ira Shapiro of Ira Shapiro Global Strategies discuss the importance of debate in the Senate and possible reforms. Sen. Lankford proposes Resolution 355 to streamline the rules. Amb. Shapiro prefers a full reconsideration of the rules to be implemented in a future term.
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Senator James Lankford
Ambassador Ira Shapiro