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Big Infrastructure Bill in Peril as GOP Threatens Filibuster
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Big Infrastructure Bill in Peril as GOP Threatens Filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal  senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tensions were... Read More

Senators to Watch as Dems Debate Changing Filibuster Rules
U.S. Senate
Senators to Watch as Dems Debate Changing Filibuster Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looming over Senate Democrats this year is a decision that could fundamentally change Congress: whether to change or eliminate the rules of the filibuster to enact President Joe Biden's agenda.  Liberal advocates have pushed hard for the... Read More

Explainer: What's Next Now That  GOP Has Blocked Voting Bill?
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Explainer: What's Next Now That GOP Has Blocked Voting Bill?

Senate Republicans have blocked debate of a sweeping overhaul of how elections are run in the U.S. The bill was pushed by congressional Democrats who argued it was needed to counter a spate of new GOP laws this year tightening... Read More

Senate Republicans Block Sweeping Voting Rights Bill
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Senate Republicans Block Sweeping Voting Rights Bill
2021-06-22 23:02:08
by Dan McCue

WASHIINGTON - Senate Republicans filibustered their Democraticcolleague's signature voting rights bill Tuesday night, denying it the 60 votes needed to advance the bill and start debate. Thought the outcome was a foregone conclusion, it was nevertheless a blow to Democrats'... Read More

GOP Ready to Block Elections Bill in Senate Showdown
U.S. Senate
GOP Ready to Block Elections Bill in Senate Showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' expansive elections and voting bill  is all but certain to be rejected in a key test vote in the Senate, providing a dramatic example of Republicans' use of the filibuster  to block legislation and forcing... Read More

EXPLAINER: What's the Senate Filibuster and Why Change It?
U.S. Senate
EXPLAINER: What's the Senate Filibuster and Why Change It?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are poised to use a filibuster to derail Democrats' effort to launch a bipartisan probe of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The showdown will be the first vote this year when the GOP... Read More

GOP Set to Block 1/6 Panel, Stoking Senate Filibuster Fight
U.S. Senate
GOP Set to Block 1/6 Panel, Stoking Senate Filibuster Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are ready to deploy the filibuster to block a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, shattering hopes for a bipartisan probe of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and reviving pressure on Democrats to... Read More

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin: ‘I’m Never an Obstacle’
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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin: ‘I’m Never an Obstacle’
2021-04-22 16:00:44
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is used to being an energy advocate. Sure, he represents coal country, but he has fashioned himself as an “all of the above” energy... Read More

EXPLAINER: Senate Eyes Budget Rule to Push Past Filibuster
U.S. Senate
EXPLAINER: Senate Eyes Budget Rule to Push Past Filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Senate split 50-50, leaders of the Democratic majority are looking for ways to advance their priorities and President Joe Biden's agenda  around the typical 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster  by opponents. This week,... Read More

Biden Leaves Door Open for Senate Changes to Advance Agenda
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Biden Leaves Door Open for Senate Changes to Advance Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition "if there's complete... Read More

With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes
Congress
With Virus Aid in Sight, Democrats Debate Filibuster Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of... Read More

Filibuster, Cloture to Play Out in Biden Agenda
Congress
Filibuster, Cloture to Play Out in Biden Agenda
2021-02-26 14:57:10
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Senate cloture rule might be the biggest Legislative obstacle in front of President Joe Biden’s policy agenda.  Simply put, the cloture rule is a debate-limiting procedure that requires 60 Senators to agree before moving on to a... Read More

Filibuster Stays, Paving Way for Power-Sharing Agreement
U.S. Senate
Filibuster Stays, Paving Way for Power-Sharing Agreement
2021-01-26 14:50:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell dropped his demand that Democrats maintain the Senate filibuster — ending an early stalemate in the Senate that prevented party leaders from negotiating a power-sharing agreement. McConnell announced Monday night that he was... Read More

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