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Clyburn Plans To School Manchin After Senator Vowed To Keep Filibuster Intact

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on Sunday told CNN that he plans to speak with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) about his vehement opposition to eliminating or weakening the filibuster amid Democrats' efforts to advance their sweeping voting rights bill. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Filibuster, James Clyburn, Joe Manchin, Summer Concepcion


POLL: Most Americans who care about the filibuster don't like it and want it changed

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images We asked Americans what they think about the Senate filibuster. The parliamentary rule designed to delay bills for debate has been a source of heated contention. Most respondents said they don't have an opinion, but most of those who do want it changed. See more stories on Insider's business page. For all of the attention the Senate filibuster gets inside the beltway and in political journalism, many Americans don'...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Trends, Filibuster, Neil Gorsuch, Jake Lahut, INSIDER Data, Sen Ted Cruz R Tex MICHAEL REYNOLDS


Feinstein Indicates Support For Nixing The Filibuster On The Voting Rights Package

In an extremely significant shift, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), long one of the more traditional members of the caucus in her support of keeping the filibuster, signaled Tuesday that she would be open to a “carveout” to pass HR1 with a simple majority. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Dianne Feinstein, Voting Rights, Feinstein, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Filibuster, Kate Riga


Schumer Says The Parliamentarian Greenlit His Filibuster Workaround. That Could Be Huge.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) office put out a statement Monday evening declaring success in his gambit to circumvent the filibuster and squeeze more opportunities to pass bills through reconciliation out of a clause in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Filibuster, Five Points, Kate Riga, Senate parliamentarian


GOP Senators Defend Filibuster By Accusing Dems Of Pulling ‘Race Card’

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) took to Sunday cable news programs to argue that Democrats are pulling the "race card" amid their growing calls to reform the filibuster, following President Biden's Jim Crow comparisons regarding the Senate procedure and Georgia’s new overhaul of its election rules. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Senate, Georgia, Gop, Biden, Jim Crow, Lindsey Graham, Pat Toomey, Pat Toomey R Pa, Jen Psaki, Filibuster, Sens Lindsey Graham R SC, Summer Concepcion


Sen. Raphael Warnock says that voting rights must pass 'no matter what'

Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock. Jessica McGowan/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Raphael Warnock said that voting rights has to be a priority in the Senate. Warnock said that Senate Democrats must engage with the GOP on the issue. "I think that we have to pass voting rights no matter what," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia on Sunday said that the passage of voting rights has to be prioritized, especially as Republicans seek to impleme...
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Manchin Insists On Bipartisan Push For Certain Parts Of Voting Rights Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Thursday isolated specific parts of S1, the “For The People Act” voting rights package, that he said he thinks can garner bipartisan support.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Bill, Voting Rights, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Filibuster, Kate Riga


Biden agrees with Obama that the Senate filibuster is a 'Jim Crow relic' and says it's being 'abused in a gigantic way'

President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with former US President Barack Obama (C) and former vice-President Joe Biden after being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images President Biden said he agreed with former President Obama that the filibuster is a "Jim Crow relic." Biden inched closer to endorsing efforts to abolish the rule requiring 60 votes to pass legislation. Democrats don't have the required 50 "yes" v...
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Mitch McConnell promised a 'nuclear winter' of contrarian tactics if Democrats get rid of the filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images McConnell said Senate negotiations would be a "nuclear winter" if Democrats bin the filibuster. Senate aides told Axios he isn't bluffing, and would use other rules to frustrate Democrats. Democrats dismiss his rhetoric, though they likely don't have enough support to scrap the entire policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mitch McConnell has warned that the Senate would turn into "a sort of nuclear...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Stephen Colbert, Senate, Trends, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Capitol, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema


AZ Dem Party Organizers Urge Sinema To Back Reform On ‘Arcane’ Filibuster

A group of organizers for the Arizona Democratic Party  are publicly challenging Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-AZ) continued support of the filibuster, amid growing calls from progressive members of her caucus to reform or abolish it. [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: News, Arizona, Az, Kyrsten Sinema, Filibuster, Arizona Democratic Party, Sen Kyrsten Sinema, Zoë Richards, AZ Dem Party


Pressure is mounting to ditch the filibuster and pass gun reform after back-to-back mass shootings in the US

Police work on the scene outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday, March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo AP Photo/David Zalubowski Calls to end the Senate filibuster have intensified after two mass shootings in one week in the US. Activists say trashing the filibuster is the only way to pass gun reform in the Senate. A growing number of Democrats have voiced their support for filibuster elimination or reform. See more stories on Insider's business page. After ...
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Report: Biden Wants Dems To Find GOP Support For Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Instead Of Gutting Filibuster

President Joe Biden argued during a private call with Senate Democrats that they ought to court Republicans for support for Democrats' blockbuster voting rights bill instead of blowing up the filibuster, according to CNN. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Voting Rights, Raphael Warnock, Filibuster, Cristina Cabrera, The For The People Act


Trump Knocks McConnell Once Again For Insufficient Loyalty

Former President Trump on Monday took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), as he seeks to punish any Republican he feels was not sufficiently loyal to him amid his attempt to snatch electoral victory from the jaws of defeat. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Filibuster, Summer Concepcion, Trump Knocks McConnell


McConnell Inadvertently Makes Dem Rep’s Argument Against Filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appears to have inadvertently boosted Rep. John Yarmuth's (D-KY) argument to reform or eliminate the filibuster in an op-ed the senator published in the the Courier Journal on Monday. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Courier Journal, John Yarmuth, Filibuster, Summer Concepcion


Trump says it would be 'catastrophic for the Republican Party' if the Senate kills the filibuster

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump said that if Democrats kill the filibuster, it would be "catastrophic" for the GOP. "They're going to attack the Second Amendment violently" and the Supreme Court, he said on a podcast. Democrats are unlikely to eliminate the filibuster entirely, but they're moving closer to reforming it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump said this week that if the Democratic-controlled Senate gets rid of the fi...
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Durbin Doubles Down On Call For Filibuster Reform After Biden Support

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Sunday reiterated his support for reforming the filibuster, days after President Biden came out in support of a "talking filibuster" to make the procedure more painful to carry out for the Senate minority. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Senate, Biden, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Filibuster, Summer Concepcion


Feinstein Is ‘Open’ To Changing How Senate Filibuster Rules Are Used

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday said she is "open" to changing the way that filibuster rules are used in the Senate,  signaling a significant development from a longtime defender of the procedure.  [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: News, Senate, Dianne Feinstein, Feinstein, Sen Dianne Feinstein D CA, Filibuster, Zoë Richards


Dianne Feinstein is 'open' to filibuster reform, citing GOP 'abuse' of the Senate procedure

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) speaks during the confirmation hearing for then-Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen on January 19, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool Dianne Feinstein said that she would be "open" to possible changes with the legislative filibuster. The position is stark turnaround for the longtime Senate institutionalist. Feinstein said that she is concerned about Republican 'abuse' of the procedural tool. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Politics, California, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Arizona, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


McConnell Threatens To Grind Senate To Halt If Dems Don’t Let Him Keep Power To Grind Senate To Halt

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came out with his strongest threat about abolishing the filibuster yet on Tuesday, warning that he will use procedural delays to turn the Senate into a “100-car pileup” if Democrats go nuclear.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Filibuster, Kate Riga


McConnell warns the Senate 'would function more like a 100-car pile-up' if Democrats kill the filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images McConnell warned that the Senate would become a "100-car pile-up" if Democrats kill the filibuster. Killing the filibuster "would not open up an express lane to liberal change," McConnell said. McConnell has sought to defend the filibuster as Democrats make calls to eliminate the rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday again threatened to throw the upper c...
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Manchin Opens Door To Changing Filibuster To Make It More ‘Painful’ For Minority

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday said that he stood by his opposition to eliminating the filibuster entirely — but he left the door open to reforming the procedural rule. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Filibuster, Summer Concepcion


Clyburn Warns Manchin, Sinema Against ‘Catastrophic’ Filibuster Denying Voting Rights

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) warned Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) against the "catastrophic" move of letting the filibuster stand in the way of passing The For the People Act, known as HR1, that would expand voting access, especially in communities most affected by the voting restrictions being pushed by Republicans in many states. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, House, Joe Manchin, Sens Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Filibuster, James Clyburn, Summer Concepcion, Hr1, The For The People Act


Biden remains opposed to eliminating the Senate filibuster, White House official says

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Kate Bedingfield said that President Biden continues to oppose eliminating the Senate filibuster. "His preference is not to end the filibuster," she said on Sunday. Bedingfield's comments highlight a divide between the White House and progressive lawmakers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. White House Communications director Kate Bedingfield on Sunday said that President Joe Biden continues to oppose eliminating the Senate f...
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Sen. Joe Manchin on ending the filibuster: 'Jesus Christ, what don't you understand about 'never'?'

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) arrives for the Senate Impeachment trials at the Capitol on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images US Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said Monday he will "never" change his mind on the filibuster. The filibuster means that 60 votes are needed to pass most legislation in the Senate. "Jesus Christ, what don't you understand about 'never'?" Manchin said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In a d...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, US Senate, Charles Davis, Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Capitol, Bloomberg News, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin


AZ, WV, The Fillibuster, the Second Amendment, and the Supreme Court

Images from wikipedia, combined, cropped, scaled and text added by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Much of the Bill of Rights may hang on the resolution of two Democrat senators, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Both states are noted as being strong supporters of the Second Amendment. Both senators have stated they will vote to uphold the Senate filibuster rule. Their votes may determine the future of the Republic. From thedailycaller.com: “Kyrsten is again...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, West Virginia, Department Of Defense, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Wisconsin, Second Amendment, Charleston, Capitol


Senate Rules Are Carved In Stone — Until They’re Not: The Filibuster Fight Is Just Beginning

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) relinquished his block on the Senate organizing resolution Monday night after demanding that Democrats promise not to abolish the filibuster and dramatically curtail the minority’s power.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Chuck Schumer, Filibuster, Kate Riga


McConnell and Schumer's Senate deal: Who won, who lost, and what it means for Biden's stimulus plan

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) On Monday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dropped his fight over the filibuster. Democrats claimed his move as a win, and the two sides are moving forward with a power-sharing deal. But the party can't celebrate quite yet with a political battle over Biden's coronavirus stimulus package on the horizon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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"We’re glad Senator McConnell threw in the towel and gave up on his ridiculous demand. We look forward to organizing the Senate under Democratic control and start getting big, bold things done for the American people."

Said Justin Goodman, a spokesman for Mr. Schumer, quoted in "McConnell Relents in First Filibuster Skirmish, but the War Rages On/Senator Mitch McConnell dropped his demand that Democrats promise to preserve the procedural weapon that can grind the Senate to a halt, but with President Biden’s agenda in the balance, the fight is not over" (NYT). Senator Mitch McConnell... had refused to agree to a plan for organizing the chamber without a pledge from Democrats to protect the filibuster, a conditi...
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Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking them from taking up Biden's agenda

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is wielding any power he can to block Democrats' from carrying out their agenda. Democrats are pushing back on McConnell's demands now that they're in full control of Congress and the White House. The standoff has put the Senate at an impasse at the start of Biden's presidency.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is wielding an...
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With Fresh Obstructionist Demands, McConnell Dares Dems To Blow Up The Filibuster

Before the inaugural fireworks have fully faded from our retinas, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is making clear that he intends to hold President Joe Biden’s nominees and legislative agenda hostage until Democrats agree to cede some of their power.  [Author: Kate Riga]
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