Phillips Statement on Senate "For The People Act" Filibuster

June 22, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to prevent debate on S.1, the For the People Act:

“Today the Senate blocked the For the People Act, and despite repeated good-faith attempts to forge a bipartisan voting rights package, refused to even consider Senator Manchin’s compromise proposal. Our founding fathers never envisioned a government so unprincipled, so self-interested, and so unresponsive to the American people it is sworn to serve. If the minority believes that archaic procedure relieves it of its duty to deliberate and legislate, it’s time to modify the filibuster to ensure those who stand in the way of democracy cannot do so by simply raising a hand.”