Home Breaking News Biden Calls For Ending The Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Biden Calls For Ending The Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights Legislation


President Joe Biden called on Democratic leaders to reform Senate rules and even eliminate the filibuster to pass his voting rights agenda Tuesday.

Biden’s statement is an about-face from his previous support for the filibuster, a rule requiring a 60-vote majority to pass most legislation. Biden in March 2021 said that he wasn’t in favor of abolishing or even reforming the filibuster, a stance the left-wing of the Democratic Party has railed against for much of his time in office. Biden traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to make the announcement Tuesday, delivering a speech alongside Vice President Kamala Harris. (RELATED: McConnell Blasts ‘The Left’s Big Lie’ As Schumer Prepares Another Voting Bill Push)

“Today we call on Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Pass it now,” Biden said. “It’s also time to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. I’ve been having these quiet conversations with members of Congress for the past two months. I’m tired of being quiet.”

“I believe the threat to our democracy is so grave that we must find a way to pass these voting rights bills, to bake them in, vote and let the majority prevail,” Biden said. “And if that bare minimum is blocked, we have no option but to change the Senate rules, including getting rid of the filibuster.”


Biden tied the decision to his administration’s effort to pass voting rights legislation, arguing that Republicans and former President Donald Trump are working to subvert democracy. Biden says Trump only failed to overturn the results of the 2020 elections thanks to local election officials, individuals he argues may be replaced with “Trump loyalists” by the next election.

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin remains a key obstacle for the legislation, however, stating Tuesday that he is still opposed to repealing the filibuster. He has also expressed skepticism of the voting rights legislation in its current form. With a 50-50 Senate, Manchin’s vote could tank the legislation even without the filibuster.

“We need some good rules changes to make the place work better. But getting rid of the filibuster doesn’t make the place work better,” Manchin told reporters Tuesday.

Manchin has stated that any reforms to Senate rules should have a two-thirds majority, requiring 17 Republican Senators to agree with the changes.


  1. [ JOIN US ] I get paid more than $130 to $387 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this I have earned easily $26921k from this without having online working skills . Simply give it a shot on the accompanying site…
    Here is I started.…………>> http://Www.NETCASH1.Com

  2. Make everyone ( $26,000 __ $38,000 ) A Month Online Making money online more than $15k just by doing simple work With No Prior Experience Or Skills Required. Be Your Own Boss And for more info visit any tab this site Thanks a lot just

    open this link.======>……… http://Www.SmartPay1.com

  3. Want to earn dollars easily? this online job gave you thousands of dollars every month. start receiving every month this income just by working 1 or 2 hrs a day using mobile or any kind of PC. i have made $16429 last month by using this online job. just go to this website for more info.

    =-=-=-> http://Www.PAYCASH1.com

  4. I’m making more than $75k by just doing very easy and simple online job from home.Last month my friend sister received $94280 from this work by just giving only 2 to 3 hrs a day.Everybody start earning money online. visit for more details…

    See………..>> http://www.pays11.com


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here