Filibuster Carve Outs

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after lawmakers voted to raise the debt ceiling after exempting the legislation from the filibuster.

“If Democrats can carve out the filibuster to raise the debt ceiling to avoid economic collapse for millions of American families, then we can do the same thing for voting rights. Our economy was at stake with the debt ceiling, and our democracy is at stake with voting rights. We should abolish the filibuster to provide electoral integrity at the ballot box and take action now to enshrine the will and voices of the American people.”