Biden says he's open to altering filibuster on voting rights and debt limit

Baltimore President Joe Biden on Thursday acknowledged in his strongest terms to date that filibuster reform will be necessary to pass key items like voting rights legislation and debt limit increases, but that doing so now would hamper his ability to pass his economic agenda.

Asked whether he would entertain the notion of getting rid of the filibuster for voting rights legislation, Biden dijo “maybe more.
We’re gonna have to move to the point where we fundamentally alter the filibuster,” Biden said at a CNN Town Hall.
    It was a stark acknowledgment that in a narrowly controlled Senate without cooperation from Republicans, a 60-vote threshold prevents critical items from passage.
      Biden said itremains to be seen exactly what that means in terms of fundamentallyon whether or not we just end the filibuster straight up.
        He has also said he could support a return to the so-calledstanding filibuster,” which requires senators to speak continuously on the floor to hold up votes.
        Biden said there werecertain things that are just sacred rights” y “sacred obligationthat shouldn’t be beholden to obstruction from the minority party, listing the debt limit and voting rights.
          Yet he conceded the time was not right for such changes as he negotiates with moderate Democrats over his sweeping domestic agenda.
          “Si, De hecho, I get myself into at this moment the debate on the filibuster, I lose at least three votes right now to get what I have to get done on the economic side of the equation, foreign policy side of the equation,” él dijo.
            Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have both expressed opposition to alerting the filibuster.
            This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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