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Chart: Our broken Senate

<p>You can argue whether Senate Democrats should try to force reform of the filibuster.</p>
Chart: Our broken Senate
Chart: Our broken Senate

You can argue whether Senate Democrats should try to force reform of the filibuster. What's harder to argue is that Senate is functioning in the way Americans have come to expect. From a new Brennan Center for Justice Report:

The current Senate passed a record-low 2.8 percent of bills introduced in that chamber, a 66 percent decrease from 2005-2006, and a 90 percent decrease from the high in 1955-1956.

The full report, "Curbing Filibuster Abuse," lives here.