Facing pressure from lawmakers on the far right who blame the Senate filibuster on their inability to get to advance their agenda, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is forming a new task force to explore changing the filibuster and other Senate procedural rules, The Hill reported Monday.
The committee will be made up of Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), according to The Hill.
Up until this point, McConnell has appeared reluctant to weaken filibuster rules, even as Democrats have effectively blocked the Republican-controlled Senate from voting on key bills through procedural maneuvers.
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