Democrat Joe Manchin opposes eliminating or weakening the Senate filibuster under any circumstance

  • Sen. Joe Manchin said he will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster under any circumstances.
  • His position likely brings to a close efforts to lower the barriers to passing parts of President Joe Biden’s agenda in Congress.
  • The filibuster generally requires legislation to garner 60 votes in the Senate, which is evenly divided 50-50 among Democrats and Republicans.
  • Democrats have been angling to get rid of or reform the filibuster to pass sweeping legislation.


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