McConnell's Control over Senate Legislation Posted on 1/6/2019 at 21:26:10 by Bill Crawford, (14)
As best as I can determine after doing an internet search, it looks like there is no way a bill can ever be brought up for consideration in the Senate unless the Senate Majority Leader agrees to its being brought up for consideration. (Even though every other Senator on both sides of the aisle supports its being brought up).
[I guess the only way to move forward in this situation would be for the Senate to elect a new Majority Leader---which is a pretty extreme approach].
The Speaker of the House also controls which bills come up for a vote in the House. However, a bill can be brought up over his objection if a majority of the House signs a petition to that effect--a Discharge Petition. (See below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discharge_petition) Replies: There have been no replies.