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Democrats ramp up filibuster talks after voting rights setback

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Democrats are ramping up their discussions about changing the Senate’s rules amid growing frustration about the inability to move voting rights legislation.   After months of trying to give space for bipartisan discussions on election legislation, Democrats are......

Warner on filibuster: I would ‘carve out an exception around voting rights’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Warner on filibuster: I would ‘carve out an exception around voting rights’ 1 00:00:00,510 –> 00:00:06,180 >> We’re you know obviously a lot of your Democratic colleagues have moved on this issue 2 00:00:06,180 –> 00:00:12,000 . Where do you......

Biden Bolsters Filibuster Foes, but a Fight May Wait for a Budget Deal

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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s endorsement on Thursday of substantially overhauling the filibuster was the clearest recognition yet that the Senate’s signature procedural weapon has rendered the polarized chamber a legislative wasteland, and that Democrats plan to try to do something about it. But in lending his approval to an effort......

Biden injects new momentum into filibuster fight

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Progressives are feeling emboldened after President BidenJoe BidenBiden: Democrats’ spending plan is ‘a bigger darn deal’ than Obamacare Biden says he’s open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those......

Thanks to the filibuster, Biden’s climate agenda is in trouble

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Thanks to the filibuster, Biden’s climate agenda is in trouble 1 00:00:00,720 –> 00:00:06,210 >> You know. So you’re being taken to the tool shed. You know that old expression taken to 2 00:00:06,210 –> 00:00:07,680 the woodshed. The tool......

Biden Is Open to Scrapping Filibuster for Voting Rights Bill ‘and Maybe More’

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WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Thursday that he was open to ending the Senate filibuster so Democrats could pass voting rights legislation, raise the federal debt limit and possibly enact other parts of his agenda that had been blocked by Republicans. Speaking at a CNN town hall meeting, the......

Biden says he’d be willing to eliminate filibuster to pass voting rights and “maybe more”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden ventured a step further in favor of eliminating the filibuster in some instances, after this week saw the defeat of voting rights legislation in the Senate, and the nation earlier this month teetered on the brink of......

Biden says he’s open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant President BidenJoe Biden White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world Police recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom MORE on Thursday opened the door to “fundamentally” altering......

Democrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos Top House Democratic leaders and prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday urged Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats’ do-or-die moment Biden touts ‘progress’ during ‘candid’ meetings on .5T plan Progressives push for fossil subsidy......

Democrats grapple with faltering filibuster push

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here And as Democrats’ long-running internal debate over the fate of the filibuster nears its decisive moment, some in the party want to press pause on what could be a messy fight over the Senate’s rules until other must-pass matters advance,......

Cruz set to filibuster any Democratic attempt to raise debt limit

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Democrats have said they want lifting the debt ceiling to be a bipartisan exercise, particularly since much of the current debt was racked up under Trump. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that “neither party can wash its......

Texas state senator ends 15-hour filibuster; voting bill passes

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here She hugged her Democratic colleagues after finally putting down the microphone. Minutes later, the bill passed 18-11 in the Senate, although the measure is now once again stalled since Democrats continue to stay away from the state House of Representatives......

$1 trillion infrastructure bill awaits final vote after Senate breaks filibuster, shuts down debate | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   The Senate voted to break a filibuster Saturday and advance a massive $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package after months of furious next negotiations, clearing a major hurdle for President Joe Biden’s agenda even as it will......

Senate Dems plot new paths on voting reform, sidestepping filibuster

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Still, the forthcoming multitrillion-dollar spending bill may be the only realistic opportunity for congressional Democrats to do something concrete on voting ahead of next fall’s midterms. With Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and other Democrats opposed to changing the......

If Republicans won’t protect voting and elections, override filibuster

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY American democracy is at a critical juncture. Across nearly all 50 states, anti-democratic measures are being introduced and adopted that could enable partisan actors to interfere in election processes and affect election outcomes. It is now up to Congress to protect......

Warner backing ‘small carve-out’ on filibuster for voting rights

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit......

Biden slams attempts to curb voting rights but says he isn’t ready to call for an end of the filibuster

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “What I want to do is I’m trying to bring the country together, and I don’t want the debate to only be about whether or not we have a filibuster or exceptions to the filibuster or going back to the way the filibuster had to be......

Biden says ditching the filibuster would throw Congress ‘into chaos’ and lead to gridlock.

New York Times
President Biden on Wednesday night defended the filibuster, a procedural tactic that stands to hold up much of his agenda in the Senate, even as he reiterated that he viewed it as a relic of Jim Crow. “There’s no reason to protect it other than you’re going to throw the......

Biden says he doesn’t want voting rights ‘wrapped up’ in filibuster debate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels President BidenJoe BidenBiden says wages will need to increase to solve recruitment problems Caitlyn Jenner pledges to support Trump if he makes another bid for the White House Biden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the......

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