Democrats Block COVID Relief in Senate Even as Some Threaten To End Filibuster

Democrats Block COVID Relief in Senate Even as Some Threaten To End Filibuster


Senate Democrats aren’t particularly enamored with the filibuster — the procedural hurdle in the upper chamber that requires 60 “yes” votes to end debate on legislation in order to move it forward — at the moment.

In fact, NBC News reported Democratic Party insiders have set up a “war room” to end the filibuster quickly if they regain control of the Senate and the White House.

But at the moment, in the minority in the Senate and without control of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Democrats are perfectly fine with it — so long as they can use it to kill the GOP-proposed COVID-19 relief legislation.

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On Thursday, Senate Democrats blocked the roughly $500 billion measure even though Republicans were able to get 52 votes for the package, something The Hill said “handed a symbolic victory to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

Many Republicans had been against further legislation and McConnell had

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