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SOURCE: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/589598-sinema-doubles-down-on-support-for-filibuster-citing-disease-of-divison
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Sinema’s speech is the latest sign that Democrats' bid to change the legislative filibuster is poised to fall short, scuttling their hope of passing voting rights legislation in the face of GOP opposition. Sinema’s speech comes roughly an hour before Biden is scheduled to arrive on Capitol Hill to urge Democrats to pass voting rights legislation even if they have to change the filibuster, which requires 60 votes for most bills. Democracy is on life support — and the GOP wants to pull the plug MORE has falsely claimed was “stolen.”  Several GOP-controlled state legislatures have also enacted new measures to tighten restrictions on voting following the 2020 elections.The House passed legislation on Thursday that combines the John LewisJohn LewisDemocracy is on life support — and the GOP wants to pull the plug Biden: 'I don't know whether we can get this done' Sinema scuttles hopes for filibuster reform MORE Voting Rights Advancement Act, which strengthens the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the Freedom to Vote Act, which overhauls federal elections.

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