Sen. Sherrod Brown supports filibuster changes

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) supports making changes to the way the filibuster works in the Senate.

“Yes, I absolutely support changes,” Brown said on a conference call Wednesday. “The Senate has been pretty dysfunctional in the way it’s been operating.”

Brown said there have been more than 300 filibusters during Harry Reid’s term as majority leader and he said they include items such as judges and undersecretaries and motions to proceed.

He would like to flip the vote to 41 to allow a filibuster to proceed, but all 41 senators would have to stay around.

“What we want to do is build personal responsibilities on this from the senators,” Brown said.