This is about more than getting along with Republicans.
The PRO Act faces little chance passing the Senate unless Democrats eliminate the 60-vote legislative filibuster.
Manchin wants a “new era of bipartisanship” — something Republicans have not indicated they’re willing to get behind.
Voilà! All sorts of great stuff can suddenly be passed with a simple majority under the auspices of reconciliation.
Republicans are positioning themselves against the plan with popular proposals like replacing all lead pipes.
McConnell’s defense of the filibuster is meant to convince the public that doom will follow any attempt at change.
We have proven to ourselves once again that solutions are there to be seized.
The unearthed loophole may provide a path to more Democratic legislative wins — if the Senate Parliamentarian agrees.
The meeting reaffirmed Biden’s commitment to a $15 wage but did not clarify how he will approach the filibuster.
When asked if he’d back ending the archaic Senate rule, Biden deferred: “Let’s deal with the abuse first,” he said.