Senator Schumer announces plan to avoid filibuster for voting rights legislation “messages between the Houses”

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      jbnw
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      In Twitter thread; a few quotes. Assuming this is correctly described, the idea of substituting the text of new bills for a different bill that went through “messages between the Houses” seems less than ethical.

      Here’s what happens: when chambers disagree on bill text, they can send the bill back and forth to each other with revisions until a final text is agreed upon. Once the bill has been sent between chambers 3 times, the motion to proceed CANNOT be filibustered in the Senate.

      Democrats in the House will take a bill that has already undergone messages between the Houses 3 times, substitute the bill’s language for the #FreedomToVoteAct and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, pass the legislation and quickly send it to the Senate. #JLVRAA

      Once the Senate receives the bill, it will go to the floor for debate. Senate Republicans will be unable to filibuster debate on the bill like they had done 3 times prior on voting rights legislation in 2021. They will have to come to the floor and debate the bill.

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      Satan
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      Instead of worrying about what singular issue(s) warrants a fillibuster free vote, just get rid of the fucking thing, then you won’t have to worry about it anymore.

      Hell forbid that a “Senate Majority Leader” would have any idea what the words “majority” or “leader” mean. Yeah, I know Spineless Harry & and Tom D’Asshole were just as bad, but that’s no excuse.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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        jbnw
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        In 2022, the Democrats after losing massively again, may wish that the filibuster still existed.

        • #465517
          Satan
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          …but if Chucky had gotten rid of it in the first place and actually managed to pass some things out of the Senate, then maybe losing the mid term election wouldn’t be a forgone conclusion.

          "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

        • #465544
          NV Wino
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          The republicans don’t. They need to seize the day and pass some things. The republicans do. Look at what Dubya’s misadministration did in the first two years as compared to Obama’s. Dubya and friends steamrolled legislation through upsetting thirty years of progress. Obama spent two years reaching across the aisle and getting his hand slapped. Biden and his pals are even more pathetic.

          “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
          “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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      djean111
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      It is how and if those votes are counted that is the problem.

      So, sorry, I see this as just a massive time-wasting show put on to distract from how Congress really does fuck-all to help us in any way.  Just for show and campaign swill.  If people came to my fucking door to collect my vote for for a Dem or the GOP, I would not even bother to open the door.  Andwhen the DNC decides to block a Bernie Sanders, they don’t care about any fucking regulations or rules.  They just do it.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

      "black flag" is an inadvertent mash-up of black ops and false flag. . I think it is accurate, and I will keep it. Thanks to those who pointed it out!

    • #465546
      Ohio Barbarian
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      This is just more bullshit kabuki theater, with much sound, no fury, and signifying worse than nothing.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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