If it’s moved to the filibuster stage, doesn’t that mean we’ve basically already lost the battle, because it will finally pass whent he filibuster runs out of steam?
Pretty much. Still good to see a dead cat bounce from at least a few of the Republicans willing to fight.
No. That means they need 60 votes to advance it. Even if it passes in the Senate once the House waters it down, or defeats it, many Dems will walk away from it. Remember we have two Houses of Congress.
Isn’t the filibuster here happening at the motion to proceed, which requires 60 votes? That, I’m told, is the critical fight, because if that passes, everything subsequent only requires a simple majority(?)