This week was another reminder that while Democrats “control” the Senate, they don’t actually control the Senate.
Covid relief was cut from the Ukraine aid bill.
A national law to codify abortion protections — should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade — came nowhere close to the 60 votes needed to advance it. And the 50 votes it would take to nuke the filibuster and pass the abortion rights law are also unavailable to Senate Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER. More from Alice Miranda Ollstein and Marianne LeVine
If there are serious negotiations underway to pass a Build Back Better 2.0 in advance of the midterms, they are a well-kept secret.
As Burgess Everett writes in a must-read piece this morning, “Every day, it seems, brings another reminder of the severe limitations of Democrats’ illusory majority in a 50-50 Senate.”