Feinstein says Senate ought to have a look at reforming the filibuster

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After President Joe Biden not too long ago advised he’d favor a return to a “talking filibuster,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein mentioned Friday the Senate ought to weigh altering filibuster guidelines.

The California Democrat mentioned that, ideally, the Senate would come collectively in a bipartisan method to cross laws on gun background checks and voting rights, amongst different issues.

“But if that proves impossible and Republicans continue to abuse the filibuster by requiring cloture votes, I’m open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used,” Feinstein mentioned in an announcement Friday, saying a speaking filibuster needs to be thought-about, pointing to Biden’s help for it. “I don’t want to turn away from Senate traditions, but I also don’t believe one party should be able to prevent votes on important bills by abusing the filibuster.”

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