‘It sucks’: Senators fume over McConnell’s tight grip
Senators are also writing fewer amendments, according to research from James Wallner, a fellow at the right-leaning R Street Institute and a former director of the conservative Republican Steering Committee. Through September, senators filed just 1,090 amendments, putting the chamber on pace to introduce far fewer than the 5,125 amendments in the preceding two-year Congress.
Wallner sees thing differently. The decline in amendments and debate, he said, “is entirely on McConnell.”