Explainers About Government - Terms, People, and More

Building a democracy that works for the people starts with D.C. statehood. Senate Bill 51 would make Washington D.C. a state, providing representation to the 700,000 people living in a city that pays more in federal taxes than 22 states. This blog explains why Senate Bill 51 (D.C. Statehood) is so important.
Read this blog to find out all the instances when The Constitution requires a ⅔ majority vote. Note that ending a filibuster is NOT on the list.

Democrats may use a process called budget reconciliation to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid Relief Package. This blog explains budget reconciliation and how it can be used to by-pass the threat of a filibuster to pass legislation.
Because of the filibuster, a Senate minority party can block bills from ever coming to a vote. How did this come about without any constitutional basis or the approval of the American public? This explainer and its companion document explain what the filibuster is, how it came about, and how its history is tied to the history of white supremacy in our country.