Republicans are rejecting a plan favored by Sen. Mitch McConnell in order to threaten economic disaster.
Funerals have begun in Oxford, Michigan, for the four students killed when their 15-year-old classmate opened fire.
This stalemate is one that Democrats can only break by ditching the filibuster.
Democrats would need their whole caucus, including Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, to agree to change the filibuster.
“We’re going to have to move to the point where we fundamentally alter the filibuster,” said the president.
The veterans accused the Arizona senator of answering to big donors rather than her own constituents.
The filibuster is not in the Constitution. It’s not part of any law. And it’s damaging the U.S.
The compromise bill was defeated by a Republican filibuster, resulting in renewed calls to end the legislative rule.
The United States government was set to default on its debts — something it has never done before — later this month.
The current debt ceiling raise would cover debts incurred by Trump, though Republicans aren’t admitting it.