January 4, 2022
D.C. News
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the chamber will take a vote on whether to change the Senate’s legislative filibuster rules. He hopes for a vote by January 17. In recent months, Democrats have discussed various changes to the filibuster rule to avoid stalling legislative decisions on key issues like voting rights and the debt ceiling. Schumer has said the tactic has become weaponized in the Senate, and the body must evolve to be more efficient. However, any major changes are unlikely to pass due to widespread  resistance from Republicans and Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. (Articles here, here, here, and here)