Latest Filibusters News

Last straw: Fed-up Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema

Jan. 22, 2022 15:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party’s most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many consider essential to preserving democracy. Leaders of the Arizona...

Schumer: 'We made progress' on voting bill, filibuster rules

Jan. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an interview Thursday that Democrats “made progress” toward changing the Senate's filibuster rules to advance sweeping voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of the package that his party says is central to protecting...

Democrats' issue No. 1 in Senate race: Kill the filibuster

Jan. 20, 2022 18:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Getting rid of the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate is emerging as perhaps the most important issue in Pennsylvania’s competitive Democratic primary for an open Senate seat, as the party struggles to use its majority in Washington to advance its agenda. ...

McConnell: Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'

Jan. 20, 2022 16:24 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is drawing criticism for comments he made shortly before the GOP blocked a federal elections bill, when he said that “African American” voters cast ballots at similar rates to “Americans.” The minority leader...

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Jan. 20, 2022 05:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome...

Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 23:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. ...

Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules

Jan. 19, 2022 20:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting and elections bill blocked by Republican filibuster as Democrats push to change Senate rules.

Stacey Abrams: Voting rights legislation can be passed

Jan. 19, 2022 14:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams used a Wednesday campaign stop in Atlanta to applaud the push for voting rights in Congress and express support for President Joe Biden. Abrams was noticeably absent from Biden's visit last week to Atlanta, where he called for an end to the filibuster...

Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden’s own party as two holdout senators refuse to support...

EXPLAINER: Why is filibuster such a barrier to voting bill?

Jan. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the fifth time in recent months, Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats’ sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic that can stop a bill in its tracks. Democrats lament — this time — that Senate rules give...