"This is a fundamental issue of fairness," said the Democratic Senate Majority Leader.
"This is about to move from an abstract conversation about Senate rules to a very clear choice for Senate Democrats: Protect the 'Jim Crow' filibuster or protect American democracy—they won't be able to do both."
"If we're going to beat the climate clock and stop polluting toxic fumes into our neighborhoods, we must swiftly transform every aspect of our current transportation system to reach zero emissions."
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"This shows that the administration ready to take bold action and be a true partner to address the student debt crisis," said Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers.
"It's almost insane to think that we would have to fight for these obvious steps," says Sanders. "But we must."
The U.S., said one advocate, could "pump those savings back into Medicare" to expand and strengthen the program.
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"We cannot let a procedural tool that can be abolished stand in the way of justice, prosperity, and equity. We simply cannot afford such a catastrophic compromise."
"A supermajority of the House has voted affirmatively to recognize that the legalization and regulation of marijuana is a superior public policy to prohibition and criminalization."
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Such a plan, said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, "would allow people to live with dignity and respect, to know that our federal government cares about their well-being and their health."
"The climate crisis is already causing severe impacts, leading to the loss of lives and livelihoods, and damage to homes, schools, roads, and hospitals."
In a letter to the Senate majority leader, the coalition says the rule is a "Jim Crow relic" standing in the way of progressive legislative proposals like the For the People Act.