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Mitch McConnell Wins Filibuster Battle as Primary Pressure Builds on Chuck Schumer - Newsweek

Two Democratic senators affirmed their support for protecting the 60-vote legislative filibuster, reassuring Republicans that there won't be enough votes to kill the procedural tool.

filibuster - Newsweek
9:15pm PST - January 25th, 2021

McConnell allows Senate power-sharing deal to advance after fight with Democrats over filibuster - CNN

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that he will allow the 50-50 Senate to officially organize so Democrats can take control of key committees in the chamber after a weeklong battle with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the rights…

filibuster - CNN
7:01pm PST - January 25th, 2021

Biden gets a cold dose of ‘unity’

One day into his presidency, there are already bracing reminders of the arduous task ahead, and the obstacles in Biden’s path.

filibuster - Politico
5:05pm PST - January 21st, 2021

Biden's bold immigration overhaul may face a Republican wall in Congress - Reuters

It was a bold opening salvo from the incoming administration of President Joe Biden: an immigration bill that would open a path to citizenship for roughly 11 million people living in the country illegally. But even the Democratic senator leading the charge ac…

filibuster - Reuters
5:02pm PST - January 21st, 2021

Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over U.S. Senate power sharing - Reuters

A standoff between new U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and the man he replaced, Republican Mitch McConnell, over a core rule of Senate operations has kept the two from reaching a deal on how to manage the 50-50 chamber.

filibuster - Reuters
1:07pm PST - January 21st, 2021

Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell's inability to quickly strike a deal on a power-sharing agreement in the new 50-50 Congress is slowing down everything from the confirmation of President Biden's nominees to Donald Trump's impeachment t…

filibuster - Axios
10:15am PST - January 21st, 2021

Senate Dems Refuse to Commit to Preserving Filibuster

While Democrats do not have immediate plans to eliminate the filibuster, they are unwilling to commit to taking it off the table.

filibuster - National Review
9:02am PST - January 21st, 2021

The Defining Battle of Biden’s Presidency Is Already Raging in the Senate

Mitch McConnell’s push for Democrats to rule out filibuster abolition — and thus, most of their policy goals — has triggered a standoff.

filibuster - New York Magazine
8:18am PST - January 21st, 2021

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control - Associated Press

  1. Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control  Associated Press
  2. Democrats poised to rebuff McConnell's filibuster demands  POLITICO
  3. POLITICO Playbook: Democrats caught flat-footed by total control of Washington  Polit…

    filibuster - Associated Press
    9:29pm PST - January 20th, 2021

Dems take control of 50-50 Senate, with Kamala presiding for first time...

Dems take control of 50-50 Senate, with Kamala presiding for first time... (First column, 1st story, link) Related stories:Biden tells appointees 'I will fire you on the spot' for showing disrespect to colleagues... DAY 1: Sweeping Exec…

filibuster - The Washington Post
5:22pm PST - January 20th, 2021

McConnell pressures Democrats to keep Senate filibuster - Associated Press

  1. McConnell pressures Democrats to keep Senate filibuster  Associated Press
  2. Does Biden Really Think Republicans Will Work With Him? And Could He Be Right?  FiveThirtyEight
  3. Trump Farewell Video A Victory Lap For His Single Term : Bide…

    filibuster - Associated Press
    4:37pm PST - January 19th, 2021

Senate's top Democrat, Republican seek path to guide 50-50 chamber - Reuters

Facing a 50-50 partisan split in the U.S. Senate, the chamber's top Democrat and Republican discussed adopting a power-sharing deal similar to one struck two decades ago in similar circumstances, a Democratic spokesman said on Tuesday.

filibuster - Reuters
4:12pm PST - January 19th, 2021

Clyburn promises slim House majority won't stand in way of Biden's agenda

House Democrats have little margin for error after losing ground in November’s elections.

filibuster - Politico
12:28pm PST - January 19th, 2021

McConnell Wants Senate Power-Sharing Agreement to Protect Filibuster

The Senate majority leader urged colleagues to address the issue ‘head on before the passions of one particular issue or another arise.’

filibuster - National Review
12:06pm PST - January 19th, 2021

1/18: Red and Blue

Final days of President Trump's administration; President-elect Biden pressured to reform filibuster.

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6:48pm PST - January 18th, 2021

Progressives pressure Biden to reform Senate filibuster

Several progressive left-wing groups are urging President-elect Joe Biden to alter or eliminate the Senate filibuster. The procedure allows for lawmakers to delay or block votes on legislation by burying proposals in endless debate. Adam Jentleson, author of …

filibuster - CBS News
5:15pm PST - January 18th, 2021

Breakingviews - Biden's $2 trln rescue tests his art of the deal - Reuters

The next U.S. president has a chance to test his own art of the deal. Joe Biden on Thursday announced an ambitious stimulus plan, including additional $1,400 payments for individuals. It also includes liberal causes like boosting the federal minimum wage to $…

filibuster - Reuters
9:32am PST - January 15th, 2021

What Really Happens When There’s a 50-50 Split in the Senate?

The electoral victories of Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia last week will result in a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate—a rare event; it’s only the fourth time the Senate has been evenly divided. Because the …

filibuster - Time
9:02am PST - January 12th, 2021

In Georgia, Senate Republicans finally pay a price for Trump, cynicism and obstruction

Warnock and Ossoff wins are the first serious consequence for McConnell since he and his party took control of the Senate in 2015. Now they've lost it.

filibuster - USA Today
1:00am PST - January 7th, 2021

Biden gets to dream bigger with likely Democratic victories in Georgia

Compromises will still have to be made. But now they will be with the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, not Mitch McConnell

filibuster - Politico
8:41am PST - January 6th, 2021

In Georgia, Biden's presidency meets early defining moment

President-elect Joe Biden and his allies desperately want Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to prevail in twin Georgia runoffs Tuesday that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate

filibuster - ABC News
9:17pm PST - January 1st, 2021

SCOTUS battle crashes into decisive Senate race in Iowa

Both candidates are wary that the politics could backfire on them in a neck-and-neck contest.

filibuster - Politico
1:30am PDT - September 30th, 2020

Biden Refuses to Say Whether He Backs Packing Court, Ending Filibuster

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden refused to say during Tuesday night's presidential debate whether he would support adding justices to the Supreme Court or ending the filibuster should he become president.

filibuster - National Review
6:39pm PDT - September 29th, 2020

Top Senate Democrat criticizes Hillary Clinton on Biden concession comments

Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin was on ABC's "This Week," Sunday, September 27.

filibuster - ABC News
7:56am PDT - September 27th, 2020

Biden faces test in push for unity with Supreme Court fight

Biden is decrying a swift GOP-run confirmation so close to an election.

filibuster - ABC News
9:49am PDT - September 25th, 2020

RT @JakeLobin: Abolish the filibuster. Tax the rich. Expand SCOTUS. Create DC Statehood. Pass HR 1 & John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Invest i…

rci001 #ProofIResisted, (trump** impeached twice) (@rci001)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @PramilaJayapal: There are still Republicans who deny that Joe Biden won the election. Is this a party that’s interested in bipartisan c…

endhomelessness (@HotelsSeize)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @SawyerHackett: Democrats should just end the filibuster and then say Fred Flinstone is a racist and see what Fox News covers. The Repu…

L Garcia (@lgarciasr)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @TheEnvoyWay: @AriBerman Please join us in urging everyone to write to pivotal Senators urging them to embrace @SenJeffMerkley's "carve…

Charge “Seditious Conspiracy” is on my Bingo Card (@snarkytoes)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @KevinMKruse: I’m baffled by the handful of Democrats who think preserving the filibuster is more important than the long term health of…

MB Larson (@larson_mb)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @mehdirhasan: Stop asking Sinema & Manchin if they support the filibuster. Start asking them why they don’t want to pass the For the Pe…

JBrian (@sunterra1014)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @BMeiselas: The House Democrats are so productive. What a difference in leadership. It feels like they are working hard every day and ni…

Katherine Weinberger (@kweinberger1)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @RBReich: Reminder: the For the People Act won't pass the Senate until Dems end the filibuster. Are you sensing a pattern here?

Joseph Neustein (@JoeNeustein)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @drvolts: The House just passed a bill that would make it easier for Americans to vote. Every Republican opposed it. Either Dems kill t…

zem (@zem42)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @JoeTalkShow: she's so dim she doesn't realize the filibuster is in place to ENSURE a true representative republic that gives more peopl…

Harriet Baldwin (@Harriet85630192)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @ggreeneva: Rep. Jayapal is right: “We should not have to twist ourselves into pretzels to pass legislation … And if it doesn’t change…

Mackenzie Tran (@Ceyx54)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @SnarkedUpLawyer: @BetoORourke If Manchin and Sinema aren't willing to nuke the filibuster, they should exempt voting reforms from it. R…

SnarkyMI #BothSidesAreNotTheSame (@SnarkyMi)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @trcfwtt: Can we PLEASE stop pretending Manchin and whatever her name is supports the filibuster? Even when WE try to take advantage of…

DobbytheHouseElf (fan) (@Dobby201765)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @KevinMKruse: I’m baffled by the handful of Democrats who think preserving the filibuster is more important than the long term health of…

Eleanore (@leucocrystal)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @Tinoladobo: @AP As long as the filibuster exists the senate will shoot it down

(((GaiusGracchusBabeuf))) (@gaiusgrachusUSA)
12:50am PST - March 4th, 2021

Why can’t Dems just get rid of the filibuster? How do they do it? https://t.co/YcJODpgd6a

Wear a mask! (@JudeWearsaMask)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @RioTazewell: Breaking: the House of Representatives just passed HR1 the For the People Act, the most comprehensive set of reforms to vo…

Councilmember Konstantine Anthony (@KonstantineinCA)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @mehdirhasan: Stop asking Sinema & Manchin if they support the filibuster. Start asking them why they don’t want to pass the For the Pe…

Mark E. Phair (@MarkEPhair)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @BanksResearcher: @AriBerman @robert_kroupa It’s time to end the filibuster. To see fully achieve this historic legislation, the filibus…

Charge “Seditious Conspiracy” is on my Bingo Card (@snarkytoes)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @KevinMKruse: I’m baffled by the handful of Democrats who think preserving the filibuster is more important than the long term health of…

An odder otter (@Vnend)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @EJDionne: .@JoeBiden has had a great start. But a crisis lurks because of the Senate filibuster. Especially on passing political reform…

Barty When They Gay (@MajoYuushaGeah)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @Zenber1: @AriBerman @amyklobuchar The time has come. Our forefathers, never believed filibuster should be used regularly or for routine…

(@Grace516G)
12:49am PST - March 4th, 2021

RT @Suzy2313922857: @mmpadellan Where was the filibuster when GOP passed the tax cuts? Or confirmed the SUPREME COURT justices. Sick of Dem…

Shelley Farewell (@FarewellShelley)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @IlhanMN: The filibuster is not in the Constitution. It was the tool used by segregationists to uphold segregation. And it needs to b…

The Rocket Knight (@Sparkster2600)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @davidplouffe: The argument that preserving the filibuster is necessary because it’s an important tool in our Democracy falls apart when…

⟭⟬ ᴮᴱmanda⁷⟬⟭ (@notthatamanda)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @tribelaw: Without filibuster reform or outright abolition, the federal laws needed to overcome this nationwide assault on democracy wil…

David Samson (@ProfDavidSa)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @RepJayapal: Or...we could finally reform the filibuster.

Mr. Gonzo (@MrGonzo55857009)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @tribelaw: Without filibuster reform or outright abolition, the federal laws needed to overcome this nationwide assault on democracy wil…

Sean's News Network (@Seanchai313)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @davidplouffe: The argument that preserving the filibuster is necessary because it’s an important tool in our Democracy falls apart when…

jb (@jblack_1960)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @mmpadellan: Senate Democrats need to get tough and get rid of the filibuster.

E. Spencer (@ESpence00496851)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @tribelaw: Without filibuster reform or outright abolition, the federal laws needed to overcome this nationwide assault on democracy wil…

Bluebird (@Bluebird4us)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @davidplouffe: The argument that preserving the filibuster is necessary because it’s an important tool in our Democracy falls apart when…

AWM (@AnneAnnapolis)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @davidplouffe: The argument that preserving the filibuster is necessary because it’s an important tool in our Democracy falls apart when…

Thomas Brennan (@brennan4belmar)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @davidplouffe: The argument that preserving the filibuster is necessary because it’s an important tool in our Democracy falls apart when…

Jason Rucker (@Thedocrucker)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @brianbeutler: As constituted, the filibuster allows an out party to say ‘vote us in, we support X, Y, and Z’ *even when they know they…

#BLM ✊ (@SPeitsch)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @mmpadellan: Senate Democrats need to get tough and get rid of the filibuster.

Shelley Farewell (@FarewellShelley)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @tribelaw: Without filibuster reform or outright abolition, the federal laws needed to overcome this nationwide assault on democracy wil…

Sherrie Bigelow (@BigelowSherrie)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @GeoffRBennett: The WH Office of Management and Budget has released a statement in support of HR1 – which, among other things, commits t…

Mere (@zunderwhelmed)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

Kill the filibuster and pass the John Lewis Voting rights act now https://t.co/8aUDxtJGQv

J Ro (@eugenia618)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021

RT @ewarren: In 2019, I said that if Mitch McConnell used the filibuster to hold a Democratic Senate majority hostage—and block us from get…

Bridget D (@_bridgetrenee)
6:39am PST - March 2nd, 2021