So much for a speedy vote on Build Back Better.
Senate Democrats won’t vote on President Joe Biden’s $2.4 trillion social welfare and green energy spending bill in January as they pledged to do shortly after lawmakers returned from the holiday recess.
Instead, the Senate will focus on eliminating or modifying the long-standing 60-vote threshold required to pass legislation in a bid to advance an overhaul of the nation’s voting laws. Republicans oppose the bill, arguing it would federalize elections, open them up to fraud, and skew voting rules in favor of Democrats.
In a letter to Democrats, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said it’s time to override the GOP and pass