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Analysis: Democrats In DC Brace For Two Winter Storms As Voting Bills Near Certain Failure

Analysis: Democrats In DC Brace For Two Winter Storms As Voting Bills Near Certain Failure

Andrew Trunsky  As Washington, D.C., prepares for its second winter storm in as many weeks, Democrats in Congress are all-in on their bid to pass their voting legislation and, if it fails, abolish the Senate filibuster to advance it. Their strategy has almost zero chance of success. Though Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has brought […]

Breaking News-House Passes Two Democratic Voting Bills – With A Quirk That Allows Them To Skirt One Filibuster Vote

Breaking News-House Passes Two Democratic Voting Bills – With A Quirk That Allows Them To Skirt One Filibuster Vote

Andrew Trunsky The House on Thursday passed on party lines a combined voting bill tied to a NASA funding bill as part of a plan to force a Senate debate on the measure and put pressure on Democrats to abolish the filibuster. The bills will still face the second filibuster vote once Senate Majority Leader […]

Manchin Delivers Democrats Another Blow, Refuses To Back Filibuster Repeal

Manchin Delivers Democrats Another Blow, Refuses To Back Filibuster Repeal

Andrew Trunsky Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin again refused to waver on his support for the filibuster as President Joe Biden heads to Georgia to speaking about Democratic voting bills and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vows to debate scrapping the tool in the coming days. “We need some good rules changes to make […]

The Filibuster: Imperfect, But Better Than Nothing

The Filibuster: Imperfect, But Better Than Nothing

    by Thomas L. Knapp In its current form, the US Senate delaying tactic called the “filibuster” hangs on a rule requiring 60 votes for “cloture.” Simply put, it takes 51 Senators to pass a bill, but before that it takes the consent of 60 Senators to end debate and actually get to a […]