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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GOP-aligned ‘dark money’ group launches $1M ad campaign to pressure Manchin

GOP-aligned ‘dark money’ group launches $1M ad campaign to pressure Manchin

This post was originally published on this siteManchin is at odds with most Senate Democrats when it comes to changing the filibuster rules.

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Democrats scramble to lock-down Manchin on filibuster

Democrats scramble to lock-down Manchin on filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are putting the squeeze on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), as they race the clock to try to figure out what, if any, filibuster changes can pass muster in a 50-50 Senate. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s decision to force a vote…

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Schumer Threatens To Eliminate Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights Bill

Schumer Threatens To Eliminate Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights Bill

This post was originally published on this site Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Monday threatened to scrap the upper chamber’s filibuster to pass Democrats’ controversial election reform bill. Schumer said the Senate will “debate and consider changes” to Senate procedures by Jan. 17 to overcome the filibuster’s...

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