Filibuster Fight Subsides, for Now, as Democrats Assume Full Senate Control

Progressive groups said they would continue to press Democrats to eliminate the tactic so the party can advance an aggressive Biden agenda over Republican opposition.

Filibuster Fight Subsides, For Now, As Democrats Assume Full Senate Control

The New York Times – by Carl Hulse

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved belatedly on Tuesday toward organizing under new Democratic control after Republicans dropped their demand for a promise that the filibuster would remain intact. But the early fight over the minority’s ability to stymie legislation foreshadowed an epic battle ahead over what Democrats should do if Republicans obstruct President Biden’s agenda.

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