Biden: Democrats should end filibuster ‘if there’s complete lockdown and chaos’ - Government Jobs

Biden: Democrats should end filibuster ‘if there’s complete lockdown and chaos’

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President Biden suggested he may be open to reforming the legislative filibuster beyond what he has already proposed, or eliminating it entirely, and placed specific emphasis on the need for voting rights legislation that Democrats are pushing in the Senate.

“If there’s complete lockdown and chaos as a result of the filibuster, we’ll have to go beyond what I’m talking about,” Biden said Thursday during his first White House press conference as president.

Biden had already, earlier this month, endorsed a change to the filibuster that would require the minority party to physically occupy the Senate floor in order to block legislation it opposes. This is known as a “talking filibuster,” as it requires senators who oppose legislation supported by the majority to stop debate by giving marathon speeches on the Senate floor.

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