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“The Filibuster”: The Republican Promise

“The Filibuster”: The Republican Promise

Possible scenario: After the November 2024 elections, Republicans control not only the House of Representatives, but also the Senate. In such a situation, what are the chances that the “filibuster,” that parliamentary rule that allows a minority of 40 senators (out of 100) to block most bills, will survive?

The most loyal readers of this blog will recall that more moderate or conservative Democrats, including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, opposed repealing this rule that would have opened the way to adopting their party's most ambitious reforms (Sinema today sits as an independent).

One argument for Democratic opponents of eliminating the “filibuster” has been that progressives will get bored when Republicans are masters of the Senate.

However, Republicans have an excellent chance of becoming a Senate majority in Congress in 2025. Will they do what Democrats dared not do under Joe Biden? According to the website, their reactions are negative Punchbull NewsEven if Donald Trump, a critic of the “filibuster,” asked them to cancel it, as he continued to do during his time in the White House.

“When you're in the Senate, you've got to get 60 votes,” said Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma. “It means you have to sit down like adults, have conversations and figure it out. Some people don't like that. [Le filibuster] It is unique for America to have a place in government where both sides must be heard. »

Perhaps we will have the opportunity to see whether these beautiful words will stand the test of the reality of Trump returning to the White House and a Republican majority in the Senate.

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