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Can the US Senate Organizing Resolution be adopted on a 50-49 vote?

There are actually a few organizing resolutions and, in the absence of renegade senators in the majority party, all resolutions will pass by unanimous consent. The renegade senators could only affect ...
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Can the US Senate Organizing Resolution be adopted on a 50-49 vote?

A 50-49 vote is a victory for the yeas. It is important to understand that the American system inherited much in the way of procedure from the British system. In the House of Commons, a motion is ...
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How do congressional investigation committees maintain continuity after losing committee members?

Q: How do congressional investigation committees maintain continuity after losing committee members? Standing committees may, and select committees often, conduct investigations. In the case of the ...
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What makes the "Nuclear Option" in the US Senate a precedent that its chair has to uphold?

It is a precedent that the chair has to uphold because the Senate says so. When the "nuclear option" was first used, to allow cloture on appointments by simple majority this question was ...
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