Democrats can’t kill the filibuster. But they can gut it.

March 4, 2021 ☼ filibustersenatedemsgop

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:

  1. Make opposing senators actually debate.

  2. Make opposing senators be present on the floor. If opposition senators leave it might be easier to hit 60%.

  3. Reduce to 55% rather than 60%.

I’m not sure I like any of these options.