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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Drops Demand to Preserve Filibuster

HeadlineJan 26, 2021

On Capitol Hill, Senator Mitch McConnell has dropped his demand that Democrats promise to preserve the filibuster, ending a standoff over a power-sharing deal between the two parties over how to run the divided chamber. McConnell made the announcement after two Democrats — West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema — expressed opposition to getting rid of the filibuster, which has been used over the years to uphold slavery and fight civil rights legislation.

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