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Mark Kelly in private call: Filibuster changes needed to make a ‘more functional’ Senate

Three southwestern Democratic U.S. senators during a private Zoom call with supporters on Tuesday suggested they were open to filibuster reform but stopped short of offering specifics on the kind of reform they would get behind. The post Mark Kelly in private call: Filibuster changes needed to make a ‘more functional’ Senate appeared first on Arizona Mirror.
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Thing To Know: Filibuster

In May, Senate Republicans blocked a bill to create a 9/11-style panel to investigate the deadly Jan 6 Capitol riot. House Democrats, supported by 35 Republicans, passed a bill to investigate the insurrection. But in the Senate, the bill fell short of the 60 votes needed to bypass a filibuster.
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NRDC: The Filibuster Rule is Broken: It's Time to Fix It

WASHINGTON – The Senate minority today used the filibuster rule to block legislation we need to protect voting rights, which are under attack in nearly every state. Mitchell Bernard, president of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) made the following statement:. “The Senate filibuster rule is broken. It’s time to fix...
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The Filibuster Hypocrisy

To say that there is hypocrisy in Washington politics is like saying the sun will come up tomorrow. It is a given. Politicians often twist themselves into pretzel-like logic to justify their positions. And they are pretty good at it—probably because of all the practice—which is why many of the incumbents continue to get re-elected.
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Senate's Capitol riot filibuster highlights toll of Republican obstruction we don't see

Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a bill to set up a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Many press reports described this as the “first” filibuster of the current session of Congress. This is incorrect. In fact, the entire Democratic agenda in Congress has been paralyzed by filibusters for months. And unless the Senate Republicans change their strategy or the Democrats change the rules of the Senate, the Democrats will fail to achieve the ambitious policies that they promised in the 2020 elections, and that a majority of Americans voted for.