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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on voting rights during a speech on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 11, 2022.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Hard Numbers: Biden ditches filibuster, Afghan aid, global economic slump, Chinese lockdowns

60: After sending mixed signals during his campaign and in office, US President Joe Biden now wants to get rid of the Senate filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation. The current rule allows the minority to block any law that doesn’t have the 60 votes needed to end debate in the 100-member upper chamber of the US Congress.

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