When Republicans were in control of the Senate they only had 55 votes. Now, though, with Democrats in charge, for some reason the Republican cry of an up or down vote has gone out the window. 70% of legislation has faced a filibuster. Essentially our Congress is dysfunctional and Republicans are obstructing virtually everything.
If our country is to move forward and address our massive problems, it's time to get rid of the filibuster and freshman Senator Tom Udall, is bringing the issue up and it's gaining momentum.