As U.S. nears debt-limit cliff, senator rejects filibuster change

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Reuters

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -As U.S. Senate Democrats planned a third attempt on Wednesday to get Republicans to help raise the federal government’s borrowing authority, pivotal Democrat Joe Manchin rejected the idea of changing the chamber’s filibuster rule to circumvent the roadblock. After a months-long standoff in which Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell repeatedly said his party would not vote to lift or extend the $28.4 trillion debt limit, President Joe Biden on Tuesday suggested he was open to fellow Democrats changing the filibuster to skirt the roadbl…

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