After President Joe Biden recently suggested he’d favor a return to a “talking filibuster,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday the Senate should weigh changing filibuster rules. “I’m open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used,” Feinstein said in a statement Friday, saying a talking filibuster should be considered, pointing to Biden’s support for it.
“I don’t want to turn away from Senate traditions, but I also don’t believe one party should be able to prevent votes on important bills by abusing the filibuster.” Feinstein, who has served in the Senate for nearly three decades and previously backed the filibuster, had told POLITICO earlier in the week that she hadn’t made a call on filibuster reform.
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Republicans are weaponzing bipartisanship at the expense of bipartisan American values. Good on @SenFeinstein for calling that out and looking at #filibuster reform through the lens of helping people survive gun violence, fight hate crimes, and vote. https://t.co/TQUvtTWa6B
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) March 20, 2021