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It is not possible for Democrats to filibuster the nomination under the current Senate rules, due to Mitch McConnell's use of the 'nuclear option' in 2017 which allowed a nomination debate to be ended by a simple majority vote. In 2013, the Senate voted 52-48 to change the number of votes needed for a successful cloture vote (a vote to end a filibuster) on ...


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This is not an event/activity that is related to passing legislation, nor does it fit under the category of any of their usual business. Keep in mind that the filibuster is a Senate rule, and is not enshrined in law in any way. Each session of government, the Senate sets up the rules under which they will operate (and to a certain degree, some Senate ...


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