LOADING

Type to search

McConnell Pushes to Preserve Filibuster in Divided Senate’s Power-Sharing Agreement

Chuck Schumer Congress Mitch McConnell Politics US

McConnell Pushes to Preserve Filibuster in Divided Senate’s Power-Sharing Agreement

Share

Senate leaders on Tuesday failed to reach an agreement on sharing power in the upper congressional chamber and will continue negotiating as the body officially becomes split 50-50. A key issue in negotiations is the filibuster. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying to ensure the preservation of the rule, which requires 60 votes to end debate on issues, through the next two years. He pressed his case while meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). “During today’s meeting, Leader McConnell expressed his long-held view that the crucial, longstanding, and bipartisan Senate rules concerning the legislative filibuster remain intact, specifically during the power share for the next two years,” Doug Andres, a spokesman for McConnell, told news outlets in a statement. “Discussions on all aspects of the power-sharing agreement will continue over the next several days,” he added. Schumer’s spokesman said the Democrat and McConnell had a “substantive conversation,” making …

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *