Robert B. Dove, former parliamentarian of the Senate and now an attorney in the firm’s Washington office, was featured by Time, MSNBC, Roll Call, and NPR from March 1 – March 3, 2010 about a parliamentary maneuver called the reconciliation process.
Mr. Dove was the Parliamentarian of the Senate and assisted in the writing of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The act contained a provision which allowed the majority party a way to bypass a filibuster- to pass legislation. Mr. Dove is familiar with the reconciliation process, which is rarely used. During 1995, he was involved in a reconciliation, in which he threw out 300 plus amendments.