Democrats and the President left work to be done when the lawmakers come back in two weeks and the 2022 Midterm campaigns begin in earnest….
It does appear that Democrats may pocket the filibuster to get Voting Rights Legislation voted on if then can get Manchin and Sinema to go along…
THAT will NOT be easy…
But the party desperately NEEDS something as the Republicans work to co-op the voting systems in several Red states…..
The Senate wrapped up its work for the year, with Democrats punting work on Build Back Better and a debate over changing the rules into 2022.
The Senate adjourned for the year early Saturday morning after a marathon of votes that lasted throughout the day Friday, into a rare all-night session and threatened to drag into next week without an agreement.
The Senate will now return to Washington on Jan. 3, absent seconds-long, constitutionally mandated sessions over the holidays where no votes will occur and only one senator will be present.
As part of the deal, the Senate confirmed roughly 50 nominees during the lengthy session that started on Friday and wrapped in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, including long-stalled ambassadors and several district court judges.
But leaving for the holidays officially punts both President Biden’s climate and social spending legislation and voting rights legislation, which would require a change in the Senate rules, into next year.
Democrats haven’t said when they could pick back up either, though the White House has indicated that Biden wants to see the spending bill move in January, and senators view the formal start of the 2022 election cycle as an informal deadline for passing voting rights legislation….