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Schumer will try to change Senate rules if GOP stalls voting bill

In a letter to colleagues, Schumer, D-N.Y., the majority leader, said that the Senate would take up stalled voting rights legislation as early as the first week of January and that if Republicans…

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In the House and the Senate, Nancy Pelosi Gets Democrats to Play ball

Her efforts — fraught with challenges and littered with near-death experiences for the bill — finally paid off Friday with House passage of the $2.2 trillion social policy and climate change…

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Lurching from crisis to crisis, Congress is addicted to cliffs

After weeks of a market-threatening partisan stare-down, Senate leaders struck a not-so-grand bargain that raised the debt ceiling into early December, just two short months away. If history is…

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Democrats to propose compromise voting rights bill

The new bill, called the Freedom to Vote Act, drops some contentious elements of that initial bill such as restructuring the Federal Election Commission

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Biden endorses Filibuster rule changes

Currently, senators need only to register their objections to force supporters to produce 60 votes to break the filibuster, which has become a near-daily part of Senate life.

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