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Democrats Say Filibuster Change Will Happen in Time

Democratic lawmakers, aides and strategists believe it’s just a matter of time before the Senate filibuster is substantially changed to limit the minority’s ability to stop legislation, despite a defeat on the matter last week. 

Anger throughout the party at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-Ariz.) opposition to changing the filibuster, which helped derail a final vote on voting rights legislation, signals opposition to filibuster reform as an increasingly untenable position with the Democratic Party, they say. 

Sinema and fellow centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) opposed a proposal last week to change the rules to force GOP senators to go to the floor to carry out their filibuster.  

Read the source article at The Hill

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