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Mitch McConnell is trying to force the Democrats to use the reconciliation process to raise the debt limit. Since reconciliation can only be used once a year, that means that other programs, like the Build Back Better program would not get passed at all.
This morning, Joe Biden told reporters that Democrats could amend the filibuster rule so that it did not apply to the debt limit, However, it's also possible that it could be amended for other issues as well, such as voting rights legislation.
Both the Republicans and the Democrats have modified the filibuster rule for specific purposes, which means that it actually makes sense to eliminate it altogether.
Although the filibuster was first used in 1806. However, its use has exploded in recent years. Since 2017, the filibuster has been used 2000 times, but have of those have occurred in the last 12 years.