Senate Dems Change up Strategy After Failing Last Year

Senate Dems Change up Strategy After Failing Last Year

( – The midterms are less than a year away, and Democrats are starting to feel the heat. The left wing failed to push through partisan bills in 2021, and their record isn’t looking good heading into elections. Now, they’re looking to change their strategy, likely to get some work done.

With progressive bills failing to pass in a hotly contested Senate, Democratic leadership is focusing on more moderate bills. The move is certainly music to the ears of Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). The two won’t feel nearly as much pressure from their party as they did with the progressive Build Back Better bill, which Manchin single-handedly halted.

Moderate Democrats remained largely silent in 2021, allowing progressives to push their bills, like Build Back Better. As many of the bills lacked Republican support, they didn’t pass, leaving senators with fewer accomplishments heading into the midterm election.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to pursue more moderate policies has caused tensions to rise with the Democratic party’s liberal faction. Yet, the move falls in line with Schumer’s promise early on to pursue bipartisan legislation whenever possible.

The Majority Leader’s decision will put Republican support over progressive support, aiming to pass bills that will easily get backing from both parties to get things done this year before the midterm elections.

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