Biden backs filibuster changes to codify Roe v. Wade

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2022
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President Biden said Thursday he would support changing the Senate's filibuster rules for Congress to pass a federal law codifying Roe v. Wade.

Why it matters: With the current 60-vote threshold, Democrats have few legislative options to fight the end of the nationwide right to an abortion.

The big picture: Democrats have previously attempted and failed to pass legislation to protect abortion rights on the federal level, and while they have a 50-vote majority in the Senate, such a bill cannot pass unless they change filibuster rules.

Despite not meeting the 60-vote threshold, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has...

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