With a batch of House-passed bills languishing in the Senate, a group of far-Left Democrats on Thursday said they’re stepping up pressure on their party colleagues across the Capitol.
Nearly 100 House Democratic lawmakers signed a letter to Senate lawmakers demanding that they begin to take steps to eliminate the filibuster, a rule effectively requiring 60 votes to pass legislation. With the Senate divided 50-50, Democrats generally need at least 10 Republicans to cross the aisle on bills — a tall order amid today’s sharply partisan politics.
“The filibuster must be eliminated this morning,” Rep. Cori Bush, a Missouri Democrat, said to reporters at a press conference. “We’re leading a letter with nearly 100 Democratic members of the house to our dear Democratic colleagues in the Senate so that they can feel the urgency in our hearts and so that they feel our support at their backs to do what