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Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster

The vote, which is likely to take place Wednesday, might be the last dance for federal voting rights legislation. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-vote-sweeping-voting-rights-bill-republicans-promise-filibuster-n1281651 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Frustrated voting-rights advocates claw for opening on Senate filibuster

Voting-rights advocates are seething over the near-total stagnation in Washington. But they see a new opening with the filibuster. When President Joe Biden recently floated…

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Voting Rights Groups Launch Civil Disobedience Campaign at the White House Urging End to Filibuster

With the Democratic-led House of Representatives expected to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, pressure is growing on the Biden administration and Senate Democrats…

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Family of John Lewis joins rally pressing Biden to help end Senate filibuster

Family members of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) joined progressive activists on Thursday at a rally outside the White House to call on President…

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Biden: ‘Nothing at all will get done’ if filibuster abolished

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that scrapping the filibuster would “throw the entire Congress into chaos” and that “nothing at all will get done.” During…

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Poll: Two-thirds of AZ Democratic primary voters would back primary challenge to Sinema over filibuster reform

Two-thirds of Democratic primary voters in Arizona say they would support a primary challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) if she continues to oppose filibuster…

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House Democrats tell Senate: exempt voting rights bill from filibuster

Filibuster exception would allow Democrats to push through their voting rights reform bill over unanimous Republican opposition Top Democrats in the House are spearheading a…

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Sen. Warnock: “Shame on us” for protecting filibuster over voting rights

Sen. Raphael Warnock tells Axios he won’t let the Senate’s fixation on passing a pair of infrastructure bills prevent it from also protecting the voting…

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Clyburn urges Biden to back filibuster changes for election reform

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is urging President Biden to back filibuster changes to allow Democrats to pass their key election reform measures with…

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‘Killibuster’: Democratic angst grows as filibuster threatens agenda

Democrats are confronting the reality that absent any seismic shifts, their top agenda items face long, if not impossible, odds in the Senate amid growing…

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Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections, ratcheting up already inflamed tensions over voting rights.Senators voted 50-50 in the evenly…

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Schumer to force vote Tuesday on sweeping election bill

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will force a vote Tuesday on a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections.Schumer informed his caucus of the schedule…

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The filibuster: why Congress needs to end the paralyzing process

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Progressives ramp up pressure on Schumer to nix filibuster

A coalition of progressive groups are upping the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to nix the 60-vote legislative filibuster after Republicans were…

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Filibuster brawl amps up with GOP opposition to Jan. 6 panel

The filibuster has been on hiatus since Joe Biden took over. Senate Republicans are about to change that — over a bipartisan commission to probe…

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Senate GOP signal they won’t filibuster debate of hate crimes bill

Senate Republicans are signaling that they will allow for a debate of an anti-Asian hate crimes bill, defusing a potential filibuster standoff that was expected…

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Sinema defends filibuster: The ‘solution is for senators to change their behavior’

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said it is senators’ behavior, not Senate rules such as the filibuster, that must change in order to pass legislation through…

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Hillary Clinton: Filibuster should be lifted for voting rights legislation

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview released Thursday that she supports repealing the filibuster for constitutional issues, including voting rights legislation…

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Schumer eyes bypassing filibuster for third bill

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is looking at whether he could pass a third bill this year through reconciliation, an arcane budget process that…

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‘It’s a double-edged sword’: Abortion rights groups duck filibuster fight

Abortion rights proponents are breaking with other progressive groups and sitting out the fight over abolishing the Senate filibuster, fearing the maneuver would quickly backfire…

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Angus King signals he would nix filibuster for voting rights

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) signaled on Wednesday that he would support changing the Senate’s rules if Republicans block voting rights legislation.King, who has long been…

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Killing the filibuster becomes new ‘litmus test’ for Democratic candidates

Senate Democrats lack the votes right now to scrap the filibuster. The midterms may change that. In three of the most competitive Senate races, Democratic…

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