Democratic Senate hopefuls call for ending filibuster to pass gun laws

Democratic Senate hopefuls call for ending filibuster to pass gun laws

This post was originally published on this siteSeveral Democratic Senate candidates say that if elected, they would support eliminating the filibuster to allow the party to pass its legislative priorities.

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Emily’s List, NARAL pull support of Sinema over filibuster opposition

Emily’s List, NARAL pull support of Sinema over filibuster opposition

This post was originally published on this siteAbortion rights groups have traditionally not been supportive of abolishing the filibuster in fear that it could backfire on them once conservatives regain control of Washington.

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Schumer vows to keep fighting on voting rights after filibuster defeat

Schumer vows to keep fighting on voting rights after filibuster defeat

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed that Democrats would keep trying to find a path forward for voting rights legislation after they failed to pass a rules change to exempt election legislation from the legislative filibuster…

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Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster

Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are scrambling for a Plan B to pass voting rights legislation after Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that they would not vote to change the Senate’s filibuster rule despite the pleading of…

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Senate Democrats plan a vote to change the filibuster. So what is it?

Senate Democrats plan a vote to change the filibuster. So what is it?

This post was originally published on this site The filibuster was once a rarely used tool for holding up Senate business. Now, it’s a regular (still powerful) feature; some Democrats want it changed. Here are answers to your filibuster questions. (Image credit: CJ Riculan/NPR)

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Schumer unveils last-ditch plan to force floor battle over voting rights

Schumer unveils last-ditch plan to force floor battle over voting rights

This post was originally published on this site In a last-ditch push to overcome GOP obstruction, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer late Wednesday unveiled a plan to temporarily evade the filibuster and bring voting rights legislation to the floor of the upper chamber for debate. Outlined in an internal memo...

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Biden will head to Capitol Hill to make the case on voting rights despite major obstacles

Biden will head to Capitol Hill to make the case on voting rights despite major obstacles

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will travel to Capitol Hill on Thursday as he continues to push for passage of voting legislation in Congress, despite the uphill battle Democrats face amid Republican opposition and resistance within their own ranks to changing Senate rules.

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Biden Will Endorse Changing Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Biden Will Endorse Changing Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

This post was originally published on this siteIn Georgia, the president will express support for altering rules around the Senate filibuster, setting up a confrontation with Republicans.

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Democrats skeptical of McConnell’s election law offer

Democrats skeptical of McConnell’s election law offer

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are voicing skepticism over Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s (Ky.) openness to discussing election law changes, warning that he’s trying to distract from filibuster reform efforts. McConnell’s decision to open the door this week to…

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