Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 21, 2022

Both the House and Senate are not in session today. The Senate will not be in session next week, except for two brief pro forma sessions on Monday, January 24th at 1:00 P.M. and Thursday, January 27th at 10:00 A.M.  The Senate will reconvene at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, January 31st and resume consideration of… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 20, 2022

Senate Democrats failed to change the legislative filibuster for the voting rights bill late on Wednesday night, after Senators Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) voted with Republicans to oppose the rules reform. Senators voted 52-48 to defeat the rules change, which would have nixed the 60-vote hurdle for the election bill. To… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 19, 2022

Senators will spend the day debating the combined Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which the House approved last week, and arguing over the very nature of the Senate as they clash over the rights of the minority to thwart legislation, and whether the filibuster, a storied Senate tool… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 14, 2022

Both the House and the Senate are not in session today. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said Thursday evening the Senate will delay its scheduled January recess and take up voting legislation on Tuesday despite major obstacles that appear to have closed off a path for Democrats to move forward.  Leader Schumer delayed… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 13, 2022

President Joe Biden will meet with Senate Democrats today at 1 P.M. as Democrat’s high-stakes push to change the filibuster and pass voting legislation is on the brink of defeat.  The President’s trip to Capitol Hill marks the first time he has met face-to-face with the Senate Democratic Caucus since July and comes two days… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 12, 2022

After traveling to Georgia yesterday, President Joe Biden will meet with Senate Democrats on Thursday amid a push for his party to change the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation.  President Biden will attend a closed-door Democratic caucus lunch to discuss the push to pass voting rights and potential changes to Senate rules as the… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
January 11, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is expected to lay out a plan as soon as this evening on what Democrats are planning to do with voting rights legislation and the anticipated filibuster fight, as President Joe Biden spends the day in Georgia today.  President Biden will endorse changing Senate rules to pass new… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
December 17, 2021

The Senate will end the year without action on President Joe Biden’s cornerstone economic policy priority or the voting rights overhaul that Senate Democrats were eyeing for an end-of-year push.  The recognition of this reality comes after President Joe Biden’s talks with holdout Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) faltered this week and the Senate Parliamentarian… Read More