Democrats Tried to Change the Senate Filibuster. Are They Crazy?!
Democrats tried to change the Senate filibuster, which is only a smart idea if they want to lose any control over the lawmaking process when they're out of the majority. You see, the Senate was created to be the cooling chamber of Congress, the house where compromise happens because it has to. Most bills require 60 votes to pass, so even if a party has a slight majority, it will still need senators from the other party to pass a bill. Watch this episode of America Uncovered for how the filibuster works, how something called "cloture" can end it, and what prominent democrats have said about ending the filibuster when they were in the minority.