WASHINGTON, D.C. – Efforts to change the U.S. Senate filibuster and enact federal voting rights bills are both dead for now.
The filibuster change failed with a 52 to 48 vote in the Senate on Wednesday night.
Democrats tried to use a NASA bill as a vehicle to create a ‘talking filibuster’ in the chamber.
It would have effectively ended the need for 60 votes to pass legislation.
Without that change, Democrats won’t be advancing their voting rights bills at this time.
Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema shot down the filibuster change, saying it would reduce bipartisanship. But, both say they support changes to voting rights.