Before 1 January 2022, will the U.S. Senate expand the scope of matters for which a filibuster cannot be used?
In April 2017, Senate Republicans eliminated the filibuster for the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices by changing the rules so that debate on nominees could be ended with a simple majority vote rather than a three-fifths majority (Reuters). Whether the filibuster will be further eroded remains to be seen (The Atlantic, Brookings Institute).
NOTE 10 December 2021: Since an expansion of the scope of matters for which a filibuster cannot be used has taken the form of legislation, the question would only close once that legislation, passed by the Senate, becomes law.
The question closed "Yes" with a closing date of 10 December 2021.
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