Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Filibuster, TikTok Child Stars, Waste

Episode: Filibuster, TikTok Child Stars, Waste

  • Feb 3, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 22:34 mins

Even though the Democrats have a majority in the Senate (with Vice President Kamala Harris's tie-breaking vote), most bills passed in the Senate takes 60 votes–not 51. With such a slim margin, Republicans want to keep the filibuster rule intact. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would not give that promise. Molly Reynolds helps us understand the filibuster rule and why it's such a big deal. Reynolds is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the U.S. Senate.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)