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With Sinema and Manchin leaving, is the end of the Filibuster near?

PoliticsWith Sinema and Manchin leaving, is the end of the Filibuster near?

Time may be running out on the Senate's use of the filibuster, which is embraced by some as a protection of minority rights and reviled by others as an outdated tool of partisan obstruction. With the announcement by Senator Sinema of Arizona that she will not seek re-election, the filibuster is on track to lose two senators who preserved it in 2022. When it came to voting law changes that were backed by a majority, the Democrats were just two votes short of ending the filibuster because of her and Joe Manchin III. McConnell is stepping down from his party leadership post in order to reduce the influence of one of his main defenders of the filibuster. The power of the procedural tool, which requires 60 votes in the Senate, could be reduced if the elections in November change.

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