Last updated on March 10, 2021
Big news today out Nevada:
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced her support for reforming the Senate’s filibuster rules in a press release Tuesday.Senators should be forced to stand up and speak without ceasing if they want to block legislation from passing by a simple 50-vote majority, Cortez Masto said. Currently, bills cannot surmount a filibuster if they do not receive the 60 votes necessary to pass a cloture vote.In her statement, the first she has made on the filibuster, Cortez Masto cites Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s determination to use the filibuster to foil President Joe Biden from enacting his agenda, just as McConnell did to President Barack Obama.“McConnell is determined to exploit the filibuster and fight progress on the most urgent crises facing our nation and if he wants to block action on health care, climate change, and voting rights, he should have to stand on the Senate floor and be transparent about his obstruction,” Cortez Masto said in a statement.
The call to do something about the filibuster is growing and we need to keep up the momentum. Click here to contact your Democratic Senator to let them you support abolishing or reforming the filibuster.
And let’s get ready to keep Nevada Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Cortez Masto and her fellow Nevada Democrats campaigns:
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