US Senate: Schumer raises vote on filibuster change

Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told colleagues Monday that the chamber would vote no later than the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on changing Senate rules if Republicans continue to block voting rights legislation. The announcement of the planned action by Jan. 17 represented Schumer’s strongest endorsement yet of trying to muscle through legislation that has been stymied because of Senate rules requiring a 60-vote threshold. … For the strategy to succeed, however, Schumer will need buy-in from two fellow Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who have voiced skepticism or opposition to changing Senate procedures in a way that would be needed to push voting-rights priorities across the finish line.” (01/04/22)