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  • Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema WON'T back changing filibuster to codify abortion: Biden's plan to protect Roe in Congress looks dead in the water with moderates refusing to budge

    06/30/2022 10:27:27 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema remain steadfast in their defense of the filibuster, their offices said, despite public pressure from all the way up to President Biden. Manchin's office told that the West Virginia Democrat's position had not changed in light of the president's new comments, and Sinema's office referred to a statement the Arizona Democrat made after the leaked Supreme Court decision: 'Protections in the Senate safeguarding against the erosion of women's access to health care have been used half-a-dozen times in the past ten years, and are more important now than ever.' In new comments...
  • Why Democrats probably won’t get rid of the filibuster for abortion

    06/26/2022 1:39:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/5/22 | Amber Phillips
    Though the conservative Supreme Court appears poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, Democrats control slim majorities in both chambers of Congress, and they have a president in the White House supportive of abortion rights. They also have public opinion on their side. But one thing stops them from passing a federal law protecting abortion rights and codifying Roe into law: the filibuster. The filibuster is a Senate rule that requires 60 votes to pass most legislation. Most controversial legislation is passed on party-line votes these days, and it’s very rare for parties to have 60 senators. Democrats only have...
  • Senate votes 65 to 34 to break GOP filibuster clearing passage for bipartisan gun control package

    06/23/2022 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 159 replies ^ | 23 June, 2022 | By NIKKI SCHWAB, GEOFF EARLE
    - with McConnell and 14 other Republicans giving it a boost The Senate voted 65 to 34 to end a Republican-led filibuster on the gun reform package, with final passage coming as early as later Thursday Senators were working on an agreement that would allow them to expedite the process instead of waiting 30 hours for a final vote Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was among the 15 Republicans to vote in favor of the package The House could pass the package by the end of the week House Republican leadership is encouraging members to vote against it
  • Sinema Signals She Won't Bust Filibuster for Gun Control

    05/25/2022 10:56:06 AM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/25/2022 | Stephen Green
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) says she doesn’t believe “that DC solutions are realistic” for stopping massacres like yesterday’s in Uvalde, Texas. NBC’s Jake Sherman said Sinema stopped reporters outside the Senate chamber because she “had something to say.” “This is rare” for her, he added. Sherman asked if Sinema would be willing to “set aside” the filibuster to force some kind of gun control measure through the evenly divided Senate. Her fellow Democrat Senator, Jon Tester of Montana, waited mere hours after Tuesday night’s slaughter to press for universal background check legislation. “Come on guys, kids got killed yesterday for...
  • Manchin calls for ‘common sense’ gun limits, resists filibuster reform

    05/24/2022 5:52:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/24/2022 | Mike Lillis
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday lamented the lack of Senate support for tougher gun laws following a mass shooting in Texas hours earlier but rejected the notion of eliminating the filibuster for the purpose of passing such a bill. Manchin noted that he has three grandchildren similar in age to the victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where at least 14 kids and one teacher were shot and killed.
  • Senators Manchin and Sinema Just Killed Democrat Hopes of Codifying Roe v. Wade

    05/04/2022 8:17:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/04/2022 | Spencer Brown
    This week, Democrat Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona dashed the hopes of their more radical colleagues amid renewed calls to pass a federal law that would overrule state limits or prohibitions on abortion. Calls for slim Democrat majorities in the House and Senate to quickly advance a bill, the inaccurate and grossly named "Women's Health Protection Act," that would codify Roe v. Wade's concocted right to abortion were swift. Almost a little too swift, perhaps, in the wake of an unprecedented leak from the Supreme Court that showed a draft opinion by Justice Samuel...
  • Watch — Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal: ‘That Filibuster Must Go’

    05/04/2022 5:48:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/04/2022 | Ashley Oliver
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) appeared in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to stump about abortion to a crowd of hundreds of abortion advocates in the wake of Politico releasing a draft court opinion showing a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Blumenthal, like several of his colleagues from the far-left flank of the Democrat Party, reignited calls for nuking the filibuster so that Senate Democrats could vote in favor of pro-abortion legislation by way of a simple Senate majority.
  • Report: Susan Collins Position on Keeping Filibuster Remains ‘Unchanged’

    05/03/2022 2:03:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has not changed her position on keeping the legislative filibuster intact, as her Democrat colleagues demand its abolition in the wake of a leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. On Monday night, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion, concluding that Roe “must be overruled.”
  • Democrats’ Risky Keystone Bet

    04/15/2022 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 13 replies
    wsj ^ | Kim Strassel
    ...It pits... unapologetic progressive firebrand against a centrist... for now—the uber-liberal is running away with it. With a month to the... primary, Mr. Fetterman claims a significant fundraising advantage over Mr. Lamb and a substantial lead in the polls... The Lamb formula is a savvy combination of support for key party priorities and independence on issues that resonate with centrist Pennsylvanians. He’s pro-choice, favors Build Back Better and a federal voting takeover, and has even called for getting rid of the filibuster. At the same time, he’s in favor of fracking... has voted for more border security, and... voted for...
  • Biden blocked the first Black woman from the Supreme Court

    03/22/2022 7:34:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2022 | Marc A. Thiessen
    President Biden wants credit for nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. But here is the shameful irony: As a senator, Biden warned President George W. Bush that if he nominated the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, he would filibuster and kill her nomination. The story begins in 2003, when Bush nominated Judge Janice Rogers Brown to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The D.C. Circuit is considered the country’s second-most important court, and has produced more Supreme Court justices than any other federal court. Brown was...
  • Biden Filibustered a Black Woman Judge’s Nomination for Two Years

    01/30/2022 11:00:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/30/2022 | Paul Bois
    President Joe Biden has pledged to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court, but he seems to have forgotten about the time he filibustered a black woman judge’s nomination to America’s second-highest court for two years. Way back in 2003 through 2005, when Joe Biden was still a Democrat senator from Delaware, President George W. Bush nominated Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but due to her conservative views, Joe Biden and the Democrats filibustered her nomination, blocking a final vote on her confirmation. Bush nominated Brown for the District of...
  • UPDATE on Disgraceful Missouri Redistricting Map: Sen. Bob Onder Drops the Bomb on RINO Attempt to Steal Seats for Democrats (VIDEO)

    01/30/2022 2:16:44 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01 30 2022 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Bob Onder (R-St. Charles County) joined Christina Bobb on OAN this week to discuss the latest on the Missouri redistricting map. Late this week Senator Onder and others filibustered the Missouri RINO attempt to hand Democrats a huge victory in this deep red state. We reached out to Senator Onder this is what he told us. "As you know, every 10 years there is a Census and congressional district lines are re-drawn. The Biden Administration was slow to get states the numbers (“because of COVID”), and they weren’t available this year until August. Most states’ governors called special sessions...
  • Eliminate the filibuster and America could quickly descend into tyranny

    01/27/2022 9:31:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/27/2022 | Jorge Gomez
    Senate Democrats recently renewed their effort to eliminate or change the U.S. Senate’s filibuster, one of America’s most enduring legislative traditions. They’ve attempted to sanitize their plan by calling it “reform,” but it’s increasingly clear that their real intent is far more insidious: to bulldoze a key Senate procedure so they can quickly push through their agenda without having to compromise with the minority party. In other words, it’s another brazen attempt to grab more political power. People of faith in America, please heed this warning: Your religious liberty could be in grave danger if the party in power succeeds...
  • The Senate filibuster vote dooms much of Democrats’ agenda

    01/19/2022 8:01:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    VOX ^ | Jan 19, 2022 | By Li Zhou
    A failed vote on filibuster reform guarantees little progress on voting rights — and many other policies. The Senate on Wednesday voted 48-52 against changing the chamber’s filibuster rules, dooming much of Democrats’ agenda for the near term. Democrats were ultimately split on the rules vote, with two opposing the change, and 48 in favor of it. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) were the only Democrats who voted against the rules change, which would have made an exception to the 60-vote threshold many bills need to advance. No Republicans voted to support the reform. Had it passed,...
  • Dems criticize Manchin and Sinema for blocking filibuster | Wake Up America

    01/19/2022 10:53:39 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 6 replies
    [4:04 video clip] "Senator James Lankford (R-OK) responds to the Democrats criticizing Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for standing in the way of the filibuster. - via "Wake Up America" on Newsmax."
  • Oops! Schumer Gives Passionate Speech Defending Filibuster After Accidentally Printing His Speech From Two Years Ago

    01/19/2022 3:54:11 PM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 01/19/2022 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a passionate speech on the Senate floor today, Democrat Chuck Schumer eloquently defended the filibuster before suddenly realizing he was reading one of his old speeches from two years ago. "The filibuster is a sacred element of our most holy democracy and I believe that with every fiber of my very being," Schumer began. "All who attempt to do away with it—or even question it in any way—are attacking the very foundations of our most hallowed rule of law. They are also racists who want to bring back segregation. WE MUST STO--" Schumer suddenly stopped pounding angrily on...
  • Sanders open to supporting primary challengers against Manchin and Sinema [Sun rises in the east]

    01/19/2022 4:19:16 AM PST · by SES1066 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/2022 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    “Anybody who believes in American democracy has got to vote to enable us to go forward with 50 votes to suspend the filibuster, at least on this vote,” he [Sanders] said. “I hope we have 50 votes. If we don’t, they’re going to have to go home and explain to their constituents.” During negotiations over the Build Back Better Act, Sanders repeatedly voiced frustration with Manchin’s opposition to expanding Medicare benefits and Sinema’s reluctance to give Medicare wide-ranging power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. Sinema eventually signed off on a scaled-down proposal to make prescription medications more affordable.
  • Manchin defends filibuster stance amid primary threats: 'Bring it on'

    01/18/2022 8:09:48 PM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/22 08:30 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday defended his opposition to changing the 60-vote legislative filibuster and told progressives threatening to primary him over the fight to “bring it on.” “I’ve been primaried my entire life. That would not be anything new for me. ... Bring it on,” Manchin told reporters, asked about some of his colleagues not ruling out supporting a primary opponent. Manchin’s comments come as Senate Democrats are headed to defeat on their push to change the Senate filibuster in order to pass election-related legislation.
  • Manchin defends filibuster stance amid primary threats: 'Bring it on'

    01/18/2022 6:27:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/18/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday defended his opposition to changing the 60-vote legislative filibuster and told progressives threatening to primary him over the fight to “bring it on.” “I’ve been primaried my entire life. That would not be anything new for me. ... Bring it on,” Manchin told reporters, asked about some of his colleagues not ruling out supporting a primary opponent.
  • Schumer proposing talking filibuster amid voting rights standoff

    01/18/2022 5:29:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/18/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to try to change the rules and enact a talking filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, getting rid of the 60-vote hurdle. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Tuesday that Democrats will force a rules change vote once Republicans block a voting rights bill as soon as Wednesday.