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Biden injects new momentum into filibuster fight

Added 10-22-21 06:57:03pm EST - “Progressives are feeling emboldened after President Biden backed "fundamentally" changing the filibuster, adding a jolt of momentum into the entrenched Senate stalemate.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Biden injects new momentum into filibuster fight”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Progressives are feeling emboldened after President BidenJoe BidenBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those who defy subpoenas 'not appropriate' MORE backed "fundamentally" changing the filibuster, adding a jolt of momentum into the entrenched Senate stalemate.

Biden's comments, made during a CNN town hall, come after weeks of activists and liberal lawmakers feeling frustrated that Biden wasn't leaning into the fight against the Senate rule, which is a major roadblock for many of his administration's priorities.

The remarks don't automatically change the math problem — Democrats don't have 50 votes for changes to filibuster right now — but they are the latest sign of growing pressure on Senate Democrats to reform the rule.

“We think this is a huge step forward and obviously a game changer,” Eli Zupnick, a spokesman for Fix Our Senate, told The Hill. “It would be a big disappointment if he made those comments at a town hall and didn’t follow up on them. I think the expectation and hope is that he follows up with significant pressure, public and private.”

Ezra Levin, a co-executive director of Indivisible, said Biden’s comments “builds up pressure for there to be some sort of come-to-Jesus moment after reconciliation.”

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