fbpx
CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • Highlights of the Days Programmes
    Tue, 10:05 pm - 4:00 am
    [ - ]

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


Sinema and Manchin Once Again Stand in the way of Democrat’s Agenda

Jan 15, 2022

Staff Writer

US Senators Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona), and Joe Manchin (West Virginia) have once again stood in the Democrat’s path by expressing their opposition to reforming the senate’s filibuster rule. A consequence of this is the likely failure of the party’s ability to enact the Freedom to Vote Act, and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which had been combined and passed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, to allow them to be enacted simultaneously. Both acts would protect voting rights – the former easing the path to voting and stipulating rules for early voting, while the latter forcing states whose laws were deemed discriminatory, to obtain federal acquiescence when passing voting legislation, prior to it taking effect.

Republicans have sought to stimy voting by passing over 34 laws in 19 states. Further, decisions have been adopted by many Republican controlled legislatures, allowing for partisans to control vote counting and adjudication.

Sinema stated that the filibuster was aimed at protecting the country’s democracy, and that the cure for the disease of division was not further division, despite in 2010 expressing her opposition to the filibuster, and praising how Republicans were able to subvert it when adopting legislation.

Both Sinema and Manchin also halted the Biden agenda by stymieing the Build Back Better Act, which would have provided trillions of dollars in funding to Americans for health and child care, through again refusing to reform the senate’s rules. However, both supported senates reform when it came to increasing the US’s debt ceiling, which went through despite the theoretical requirement to pass the filibuster.

The filibuster is an archaic law, which requires 60 votes from the senate for certain legislation to be passed. Democrats currently only hold 50 seats in the institution and the Republicans 50, with the vice President’s vote being a tiebreaker.

 

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

Bulli Bai app case in India under global spotlight

Bulli Bai app case in India under global spotlight

By Annisa Essack 18:01:2022 As the world welcomed in the New Year 2022, Muslim women in India woke to a vile and shocking site on social media. Their pictures were uploaded to an app called the Bulli Bai, an auction online!  Some of those included in the app were...

read more
Zak Park a community that has been forgotten

Zak Park a community that has been forgotten

By Mumtaz Moosa Saley 18:01:2022 Today, many Zak Park residents have had to spend the fifth day with intermittent electricity to no electricity at all. Between the constant updates and promises residents have had to adapt, this could take another few days before they...

read more
Kazakhs Demand Political Reform in Worst Unrest in Decades

Kazakhs Demand Political Reform in Worst Unrest in Decades

By Naadiya Adams Kazakhs have reached boiling point as protests erupt in the region. This is a sentiment very evident in the recent uprising that took place in the Asian country at the onset of the New Year. Driven by the soaring fuel prices, the people’s plight goes...

read more
Fourteen people died in two mass shootings in KwaZulu-Natal

Fourteen people died in two mass shootings in KwaZulu-Natal

By Hajira Khota On Friday, fourteen individuals were killed in two separate mass shootings in KwaZulu-Natal, which authorities think were linked to drugs. According to spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker who spoke to Radio Islam International, eight of the victims were...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *