Kyrsten Sinema Will Not Support Changing The Filibuster, Much To Democrats’ Dismay

Kyrsten Sinema Will Not Support Changing The Filibuster, Much To Democrats’ Dismay


On Thursday, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) may have sunk any hope that the Biden administration had in passing the Democratic Party’s proposed voting and election security bills after she announced that she did not support making any changes to voting requirements needed for bills to pass in the United States senate.

Under Senate rules, legislation can only pass by a simple majority after debate has ended on a specific bill. However, in order for a certain bill to be presented for a vote, at least 60 senators need to vote in favor of ending the debate. This means that in order for the majority party to pass legislation with as much ease as possible, that party must have a “super majority” in the Senate of at

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