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The Senate Filibuster Fight, Explained

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Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell are facing off again. This time, it’s about rolling back the filibuster, a mechanism by which the senate votes on whether to vote on something or not. Here is the politics behind that debate.

The Filibuster Fight: What is a Filibuster and Should We Change It?

The filibuster is a controversial way for the minority party in the Senate to block legislation from coming to a vote. It has recently made its way into the national conversation as several leading democratic candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg have called for it to be done away with. Here’s what the filibuster does and why it’s so controversial.