• By The Financial District

Dems Fail To Dump Filibuster Rules, Voting Rights Bill Razed

Back-to-back losses in the Senate on Wednesday (Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Manila) amounted to a major setback for President Biden, who used a White House news conference during the Senate debate to lament Republicans’ success at thwarting his domestic agenda, the New York Times reported.


Photo Insert: Democratic leaders planned to swiftly move to change the Senate’s filibuster rules without Republican consent. But that, too, was blocked.



And it was a disheartening moment for congressional Democrats, who put the full force of their majority behind the issue despite the long odds of success. Senate Republicans blocked action on Democrats’ far-reaching voting rights bill, setting the stage for a filibuster showdown.


Though every senator who caucuses with the Democrats supported it, a Republican filibuster blocked the measure from reaching a final vote, denying it 60 votes.



Democratic leaders planned to swiftly move to change the Senate’s filibuster rules without Republican consent. But that, too, was blocked.


Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights groups argued is vital for protecting democracy but the Republicans, who are pushing voting suppression rules nationwide, refused to buckle and burned the legislation, Boston Globe also reported.



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