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White House: Biden to outline filibuster changes in 'weeks'

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The White House said Friday that President Joe Biden would speak in the coming weeks about moving to “fundamentally alter" the filibuster or even eliminate the legislative roadblock that empowers the Senate minority as he aims to pass sweeping voting laws and secure the nation's credit.
Press secretary Jen Psaki said Americans should “stay tuned” about what changes Biden would embrace, as he appears to be warming to changing the Senate rule. Biden has previously stated he was supportive of requiring that lawmakers physically hold the Senate floor to sustain a filibuster, but on Thursday suggested he could support eliminating it entirely for some issues.
In a CNN town hall, Biden said that if Republicans refuse to provide the votes necessary to raise the debt limit - as they threatened last month before backing down on the eve of a potential government default - "I think you'll see an awful lot of Democrats being ready to say, ‘Not me. I'm not doing that again. We're going to end the...

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