Boyd Matheson: Mike Pence could save the Senate from deliberative death

Deseret News - 02-07


As the United States Congress careens the nation toward yet another government shutdown showdown, it is time for the Senate, once hailed as the world’s greatest deliberative body, to be rescued and resuscitated from years of anemic legislative effort and the annihilation of regular order with real debate. The comatose Senate needs an intervention. One person has the power, right and permission to revive and restore the Senate — Vice President Mike Pence.