Biden Hosts Manchin and Sinema at White House to Push for Voting Rights ReformRebecca Falconer Axios
Why it matters: Biden and other Democrats want the Senate's filibuster rules changed in order to pass voting rights legislation.
What they're saying: A White House spokesperson said Biden had "a candid and respectful exchange of views about voting rights" with Manchin and Sinema, according to a pool report.
- Representatives for Manchin and Sinema did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment, but both have long opposed abolishing 60-vote Senate filibuster.
- On Thursday, Sinema said such a move would worsen the "disease of division" in the U.S. and called changing the rules "a perilous course of action."