Stories tagged: filibuster
Sat., April 6, 2019
While people in both parties think it’s in their self-interest to retain the filibuster, each party’s self-interest is profoundly different.
Fri., April 5, 2019
Mitch McConnell’s move to limit debate on presidential nominees jettisoned 213 years of U.S. Senate wisdom.
UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on a campaign stop in Austin, Texas, said the U.S. Senate’s filibuster stands in the way of progress on climate change and should be abolished.
Mon., March 4, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn’t health care or climate change – though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It’s an overhaul …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Trump administration officials said Monday they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes,” hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately a pass border …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Alabama Sen. Luther Strange reversed course Tuesday and sided with President Donald Trump in seeking to change Senate rules to make it easier for Republicans to push through legislative priorities.
Sat., April 8, 2017
Why have we had almost half a century of massive street demonstrations over abortion? Because the ballot box is not available. The court has spoken, and the question is supposedly …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the votes Tuesday to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as a showdown neared that could change the …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2013, 7:55 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz’ all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law surpassed the 20-hour mark Wednesday with a harsh reality looming — a test vote …
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2013, 2:26 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, clearing the way for confirmation of several of President Barack Obama’s nominees long blocked by Republicans, …
Tue., June 25, 2013, 1:24 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block …