March 4, 2021 ☼ filibuster ☼ senate ☼ dems ☼ gop
Source: The Washington Post - Link
Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats in January’s runoffs, giving them control of both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade. But their ability to advance legislation — from raising the federal minimum wage to democracy reforms in the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — can be thwarted by the Senate’s 60-vote supermajority filibuster rule.
Options proposed are:
Make opposing senators actually debate.
Make opposing senators be present on the floor. If opposition senators leave it might be easier to hit 60%.
Reduce to 55% rather than 60%.
I’m not sure I like any of these options.