Headline RoundupJanuary 26th, 2021

Senate Power-Sharing Deal Will Proceed With Filibuster Assurances

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has agreed to move toward a power-sharing agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). McConnell has dropped the demand that Democrats end the push to get rid of the filibuster after two Democrat Senators agreed to support the filibuster. McConnell said in a statement that "The legislative filibuster was a key part of the foundation beneath the Senate’s last 50-50 power-sharing agreement in 2001. With these assurances, I look forward to moving ahead with a power-sharing agreement modeled on that precedent." A spokesperson for Schumer said "We’re glad Senator McConnell threw in the towel and gave up on his ridiculous demand. We look forward to organizing the Senate under Democratic control and start getting big, bold things done for the American people."

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