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A filibuster is a political procedure in which one or more members of a legislative body prolong debate on proposed legislation so as to delay or entirely prevent decision. It is sometimes referred to as "talking a bill to death" or "talking out a bill",[1] and is characterized as a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body.

  1. ^ "Talking it out" usage example: "MPs renew info exemption effort". BBC. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2010.

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Filibuster

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A filibuster is a political procedure in which one or more members of a legislative body prolong debate on proposed legislation so as to delay or entirely...

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Filibuster in the United States Senate

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A filibuster is a tactic used by a minority group of members of the U.S. Senate who oppose and prevent the passage of a bill, despite the bill's having...

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Strom Thurmond filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1957

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from South Carolina, began a filibuster intended to prevent the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The filibuster, an extended speech designed to...

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Filibuster War

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The Filibuster War or Walker affair was a military conflict between filibustering multinational troops stationed in Nicaragua and a coalition of Central...

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Rand Paul

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threatened another filibuster, this one opposing any legislative proposals to expand federal gun control measures. The filibuster was attempted on April...

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Nuclear option

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option on legislation to abolish the 60-vote threshold and overcome a filibuster has been proposed, but not enacted. The term "nuclear option" is an analogy...

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Filibusters Camp

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Filibuster Camp is the historic locale of a camp along the Gila River route of the Southern Emigrant Trail in Yuma County, Arizona, named in memory of...

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Cloture

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(President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong), to abruptly halt filibuster during debate at the Committee of the Whole stage of the Legislative Council...

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United States Senate

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deliberative body". The filibuster is a tactic used to defeat bills and motions by prolonging debate indefinitely. A filibuster may entail long speeches...

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Mitch McConnell

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requirement to end a filibuster for Supreme Court nominations, after his predecessor Harry Reid had previously eliminated the filibuster for all other presidential...

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Chris Murphy gun control filibuster

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Orlando, Florida, Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, launched a filibuster in the United States Senate, promising to hold the floor "for as long...

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Val Demings

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Senate Filibuster". U.S. Representative Val Demings. June 22, 2021. Retrieved June 27, 2022. "Val Demings: 'Time Is Now' To Get Rid Of Senate Filibuster, Eviction...

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

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proposed by President John F. Kennedy in June 1963, but it was opposed by filibuster in the Senate. After Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, President...

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The Weekly Filibuster

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The Weekly Filibuster was an American talk radio show moderated by politico Ben Goodman of the University of Maine that was usually broadcast on Sunday...

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Standing Rules of the United States Senate

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preserved. The filibuster is an obstructionary tactic used to defeat bills and motions by prolonging debate indefinitely. A filibuster may entail, but...

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Compromise of 1877

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Wisconsin. Again, the Senate voted to overrule the objection, while a filibuster was conducted in the House. However, the Speaker of the House, Democrat...

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Gang of 14

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"nuclear option" by Senate Republican Majority over an organized use of the filibuster by Senate Democrats. The term alludes to the phrase "Gang of Four", used...

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Manifest destiny

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filibustering. Sarah P. Remond on January 24, 1859, delivered an impassioned speech at Warrington, England, that the connection between filibustering...

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Catherine Cortez Masto

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repository. Cortez Masto supports reforming the filibuster of the United States Senate into a talking filibuster. In October 2017, Cortez Masto condemned the...

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Ad nauseam

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cares to discuss it any more." Ad libitum Big lie Carthago delenda est Filibuster Godwin's law Sealioning Thought-terminating cliché List of Latin phrases...

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John Fetterman

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abortion is sacred. Democrats have to act quickly and get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women's Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law...

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President of the United States

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control the House for the first time in 40 years, and the rise of routine filibusters in the Senate in recent decades. Recent presidents have thus increasingly...

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Advice and consent

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to require more than majority support to pass such a motion, including filibuster, where a three-fifths vote on a motion to end debate is required even...

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United States Navy

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War Bombardment of Greytown Battle of Ty-ho Bay First Fiji Expedition Filibuster War Second Opium War Second Fiji Expedition Reform War Paraguay expedition...

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Robert Byrd

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Virginia represented progress for the people of his state. Although he filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and supported the Vietnam War earlier...

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Strom Thurmond

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legislation in the 1950s and 1960s, Thurmond conducted the longest speaking filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, in opposition...

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Joe Biden

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polls by February. He began the year by endorsing a change to the Senate filibuster to allow for the passing of the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting...

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Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

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appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006. Democratic Senators launched a filibuster against Gorsuch's nomination, hoping to block his confirmation. However...

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Bill Clinton

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inner-city programs desired by liberals, but it was defeated by a Republican filibuster in the Senate. His popularity at the 100 day mark of his term was the...

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Kyrsten Sinema

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her opposition to key Democratic party issues, such as abolishing the filibuster and aspects of Biden's Build Back Better Plan. Source: Committee on Banking...

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Mandela Barnes

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and legalizing marijuana. Barnes supports eliminating the U.S. Senate filibuster. In January 2019, Barnes was the keynote speaker at the University of...

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Britney Spears

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American institution, as deeply sacred and messed up as pro wrestling or the filibuster." In 2012, she was ranked as the fourth VH1's 50 Greatest Women of the...

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Pattern 1853 Enfield

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conquer all of Central America. The 1853 Enfield rifle was used in the Filibuster War exclusively by the Costa Rican army, beginning with the Battle of...

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Nicaragua

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their struggle against the Conservatives, the American adventurer and filibuster William Walker set himself up as President of Nicaragua after conducting...

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Affordable Care Act

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insurance "death spiral". They chose this approach after concluding that filibuster-proof support in the Senate was not present for more progressive plans...

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Harry Reid

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invoked the "nuclear option" to eliminate the 60-vote requirement to end a filibuster for presidential nominations, other than nominations to the U.S. Supreme...

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For the People Act

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the Democratic caucus, but Senate Republicans blocked the bill with a filibuster, as it lacked the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture after a party-line...

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John McCain

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senators to filibuster judicial nominees, but only in "extraordinary circumstances". The compromise took the steam out of the filibuster movement, but...

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