Joe Bidens Plan to End the Filibuster

The long-used senate debate tactic of filibustering is pending removal due to controversy surrounding its ethics.

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Thomas Tilleros

Joe Biden’s Plans to end the Filibuster. 

The long-used senate debate tactic of filibustering is pending removal due to controversy surrounding its ethics.  Joe Biden has given the strongest indication yet that he is willing to end n the Senate filibuster as a means of overcoming Republican ignorance and moving ahead with reforms to voting rights, the debt ceiling, and more.  The tactic has been used many times in the past in order to essentially talk a proposed bill to death.  Republicans are arguing the removal is unconstitutional, while democrats are arguing that the tactic is also unconstitutional. 

The republicans most recently used this tactic when the Republican group led by Mitch McConnell applied the filibuster to hold back the Freedom to Vote Act.  This act helped allow more voters rights and ease of access to voting in various manners.  Republicans argue that the democratically dominant senate (although only by Kamala Harris’s dint margin) is proposing this bill unconstitutionally in a manner of oppressing the senate minority. 

The bill, if passed, would be the most significant overhaul in US election procedures in the current generation of senators, countering the wave of voter suppression measures that have been majority enforced by Republicans across the US this year.  While the Fillibuster is not defined in the constitution, the republicans state that the amending of long-standing practice is unconstitutional and unjust.  The matter is a tense and forethought subject at the moment, but no concrete plans have been made as to whether or not the bill will be passed.  I believe that the practice of the filibuster will not completely be outlawed, but perhaps some more restrictions will be put in place to limit outlandish government stunts.