U.S. Government

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

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 lockdown and chaos.” Even as his administration navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic damage, Biden is


McConnell: Killing Filibuster Means ‘Scorched Earth’ Senate

The following is taken from a March 16 speech by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from the floor of the Senate, in response to calls from Senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster rule. Mr. President, today I’d like to begin with a few quotations: “The legislative filibuster is the most important distinction between the

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