Jun 25 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding S.1, the For the People Act, and its role in underscoring the importance of maintaining the filibuster, the 60 vote threshold needed to pass legislation.
“Yesterday, the Democrats attempted an unprecedented power grab in the Senate that in my view clearly would have affected the sanctity of our elections and violated the Constitution,” said Sen. Moran. “The vote was designed to fail in order to pressure Democratic Senators into altering the rules of the Senate and render this place a majority-run institution. Should the legislative filibuster meet its demise at the hands of this Senate because Democrats decide on a majority vote that the rules that have been in place for decades should be changed overnight, the august United States Senate will be condemned to a partisan spectacle.”
“This 60 vote rule is designed to moderate both sides of a question to something that is more acceptable to the American people than anything we might decide on our own, Republican or Democrat,” continued Sen. Moran. “America is better when we work together, and 60 votes requires us to do that.”
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