. What is the U.S. Senate filibuster and why is everyone talking about it? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Reuters –  Faced with the risk of the U.S. federal government defaulting on its debt in the next two weeks, President Joe Biden on Tuesday for the first time said he was open to a one-time change in the Senate’s filibuster custom to bypass a Republican roadblock.

Some Senate Democrats this year have suggested changing the rule, which requires 60 of the chamber’s 100 members to agree to pass most legislation, in the face of Republican opposition in the narrowly divided chamber.

Tuesday Biden said it was a “real possibility” Democrats would bypass the filibuster to prevent a debt default.

“Filibuster” explanation, at Reuters





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