No, but it greatly reduces it.
Does it? It's the worst kind of progress: making it seem like progress is being done when there is none. Floor time is precious for the majority. What if they do this once a week? How does this make passing bills easier for the majority?
Remember waaaaaay back to the days of LBJ and the Civil Rights Act. Senate rules haven't changed much since then. The only reason why the CRA passed was because LBJ succeeded in grabbing 67+ votes. Wouldn't have passed otherwise.