Filed Under: “Filibuster”

Senate Democrats propose return of ‘talking filibuster’ for voting bills

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Schumer: ‘We feel, very simply, on something as important as voting rights, if Senate Republicans are gonna oppose it, they should not be allowed to sit in their office’


Kyrsten Sinema’s support for U.S. Senate filibuster undermines her claims to support voting rights

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‘Sinema doesn’t support the voting rights legislation, the filibuster just lets her pretend she does’


State-level Republicans rolling back voting rights with majority votes, as national Democrats cling to filibuster

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Georgia Republicans become latest state GOPers to pass sweeping redistricting rules on a party-line vote


Biden blasted by progressives for refusing to include immigration in filibuster-proof spending bill

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Liberal groups accuse the president of deferring to the unelected Senate parliamentarian rather than helping immigrants


Joe Biden says the need for election law reform is serious, but where are his actions?

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Extraordinary pressure from the president was necessary for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, has Biden learned from LBJ?


Arizona Democrats are becoming increasingly frustrated by Kyrsten Sinema

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As national Democrats grow weary with her for enabling GOP obstruction, new polls suggest Sinema has become less popular locally


The legislative filibuster doesn’t exist in most states, or in most other countries

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Federal and state constitutions already include so many other checks and balances, that giving a minority party veto power over widely supported legislation is unnecessary


The Senate filibuster hasn’t just stopped progressive legislation, it’s also radicalized Republicans

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Mitch McConnell’s filibuster abuses have enabled the GOP to avoid electoral consequences for its unpopular policies, and skewed the center of U.S. politics to the right


 

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