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Explainer-U.S. Senate Democrats mull ending filibuster to pass voting rights reform

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By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats’ razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate has led to them making new calls to change the chamber’s longstanding “filibuster” supermajority rule to allow them to pass a voting rights bill that President Joe Biden will urge https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-biden-filibuster-idUSKBN2JK1L8 action on on Tuesday. Critics say the “filibuster,” which requires 60 of the 100 senators to agree on most legislation, is an anti-democratic hurdle that prevents Washington from addressing pressing problems. Supporters say it forces lawmakers to seek…

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