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McConnell agrees to Senate power sharing agreement

Washington — Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate is ready to move forward with a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic Senators have said they do not support the end of the Republican filibuster.

Republicans in Kentucky eased concerns about filibuster rules in a statement released late Monday with comments from Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona, and Joe Manchin. Said it was done. DW.Va. Reaffirms their opposition to its exclusion. In their statement early Monday, Democrats voted to kill the filibuster, as all 50 Democrats and Vice President Kamala Harris unilaterally voted as blocks to kill the filibuster. Showed that I don’t have it.

President Joe Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years, said he wanted to maintain filibuster in the presidential election. Unless the Republicans need to resist the legislative agenda and eliminate filibuster. “The president’s position hasn’t changed,” White House spokesman Jen Psaki said on Friday when asked if Biden was still opposed to removing the filibuster.

In a statement Monday night, McConnell agreed with Democratic Senator “President Biden and my view that a majority of the Senate should not destroy the rights of both parties to support the legislation of future minorities. I will do it. ” In his statement, he pointed out the 2001 agreement as a model for 2021 (finally there was a 50-50 Senate).

Senate leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. Had previously adopted that approach. This gave both parties equal seats on the Commission, allowing candidates and bills to move to the floor, even if the Commission’s votes were equal.

“I’m pleased that Senator McConnell threw a towel and gave up his ridiculous demands. Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman puts the Senate under Democratic control in a statement on Monday night. I’m looking forward to that. “

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