A group of moderate House Democrats rejected Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to fashion a compromise on the timing of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package and a broader $3.5 trillion party line spending bill.
A bipartisan group of senators reached a final agreement on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package Wednesday, although it remains to be seen if there are enough votes to overcome a Republican filibuster.
President Joe Biden has been critical of the Senate filibuster, describing it as a Jim Crow relic and claiming it has been abused, although Democrats reportedly used it more than 300 times in 2020 when Republicans only used it once.
As justification for abolishing or debilitating the Senate filibuster, President Joe Biden said Thursday that the practice was grossly overused last year – but, he didn’t mention that it was almost exclusively Democrats who used it.
An organization heading a campaign for having Senate Democrats eliminate the filibuster is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a powerful dark money network used by the left, according to a new report.