An ad hoc network, Bibles, Badges & Business, represents the diversity of the pro-reform lobby.
In addition, some prominent evangelical groups are pro-reform, too.
If the pro-reform people get Rand Paul, then we probably will see a bill pass.
But the demographic realities of House members are stark for pro-reform activists.
The AFL-CIO has urged the president to pursue both options, as have La Raza and other pro-reform groups.
But can a pro-reform Republican get through the GOP primary process, where Tea Party voices will be the loudest?
Business groups, like everyone I talk to who is pro-reform, hold out hope.
Given the chance to design a new playoff, the pro-reform movement would make the Senate Democrats look like a lockstep caucus.
In fact the GOP pro-reform votes would likely have been closer to 80, maybe even 100, than 40.
c.1300, "to convert into another and better form," from Old French reformer "rebuild, reconstruct, recreate" (12c.), from Latin reformare "to form again, change, transform, alter," from re- "again" (see re-) + formare "to form" (see form (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1580s.
Meaning "to bring (a person) away from an evil course of life" is recorded from early 15c.; of governments, institutions, etc., from early 15c. Related: Reformed; reforming. Reformed churches (1580s) usually are Calvinist as opposed to Lutheran. Reformed Judaism (1843) is a movement initiated in Germany by Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786). Reform school is attested from 1859.
"any proceeding which brings back a better order of things," 1660s, from reform (v.) and in some uses from French réforme. As a branch of Judaism from 1843.