“There is no situation for me to vote to eliminate or undermine filibuster.”


Washington-Senator Joe Manchin repeatedly opposed eliminating filibuster on Wednesday, dimly expecting to change the controversial rules.

so Opinion piece Published Wednesday at The Washington Post, Manchin, and DW.V. He warned that the majority would abolish the voting process in enacting legislation to avoid diverting the views of the minority.

“Filibuster is an important tool for protecting that input and our democratic form of government. That’s why I said it earlier and say it again to get rid of the suspicion fragment. . Weaken the filibuster. “

West Virginia Senator also suggested that he could oppose the use of a budget adjustment process to pass President Joe Biden’s groundbreaking bill. $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan..

According to Senate leader Chuck Schumer’s office, key Senate officials ruled on Monday that Senate Democrats could use the budget process for more legislation. After that, Vice President Kamala Harris will be able to break the same number of votes.

“I simply don’t believe that budget adjustments should replace the normal order of the Senate. How good is it for the future of the country?” Manchin wrote. “Senator Democrats must avoid the temptation to abandon Republican colleagues on important national issues, but Republicans stop saying no and take part in finding a true compromise with Democrats. responsible.”

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Senate under filibuster At least 60 votes required End the debate before a simple majority passes the bill.

The Senate stands in a 50-50 party split, which means a bill passed by the House of Representatives. For people’s law — You may face filibuster in the Senate.

Manchin was the Supreme Court in 2013 as former Senate leader Harry M. Reed tried to remove the procedure and former Senate leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) undermined filibuster. Cited a proposal to end the debate about the candidate in the simple majority. To the disadvantage of the country.

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Arizona Senator Kyrsten Cinema, D-Arizona, is one of the few members of the Manchin Party. Share his view.. Manchin’s announcement is at odds with other Democrats, including Biden.Last month, the president Express concerns about abuse Filibuster that hinders legislative progress.

Manchin acknowledged the weakness of filibuster in his statement, but insisted on bipartisan cooperation in eradicating the procedure.

“Every time the Senate has resolved to reduce filibuster in the last decade, political dysfunction and traffic congestion have become more serious,” Manchin wrote. “The political game playing in the parliamentary hall only fuels the hateful rhetoric and violence we see all over the country. The truth is, my Democratic friends have all the answers. And I don’t even have my Republican friends. It was always the case. “

This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Manchin: “No situation” to vote to eliminate filibuster

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