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Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
"If the filibuster gets in the way, it's like voting rights," Biden said during a press conference in Madrid, where he was attending a NATO summit. The Democratic president said there should be an “exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision.”
As a former senator, Biden has been reluctant to support changes to the filibuster, which allows any member of the...
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Biden calls for filibuster carveout to protect abortion rights

Biden calls for filibuster carveout to protect abortion rights

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

President Biden on Thursday said the Senate should carve out an exception to the 60-vote filibuster to codify abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
“The most important thing to be clear about is I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to do that is to make sure the Congress votes to do that,” Biden said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Spain.
“And if the filibuster gets in the way, it's like voting rights, it should be we provide an exception for this, requiring an exception to the filibuster for this action...
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Biden Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade ‘Outrageous Behavior'

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The president also said for the first time that he supported ending the filibuster to codify the right to abortion.
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Biden Supports ‘Exception' To Filibuster To Codify Roe V. Wade

Biden Supports ‘Exception' To Filibuster To Codify Roe V. Wade

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

“If the filibuster gets in the way... we should provide an exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision," the president said.
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