Articles Tagged 'filibuster'

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Senate advances bill that allows states to penalize companies boycotting Israel

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January 29, 2019
After weeks of a shutdown-inspired filibuster, some Senate Democrats relented Monday and joined Republicans to advance a bill to give state and local governments a… READ MORE
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Democrats plan to jam up Senate over shutdown fight

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January 8, 2019
Senate Democrats are playing hardball as they try to strong-arm Republicans to buck President Trump and bring up legislation to end the partial government shutdown.… READ MORE
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Mitch McConnell asks CBO to score Obamacare overhaul

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September 16, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has asked the Congressional Budget Office to quickly score an Obamacare overhaul bill introduced this week, his office confirmed Friday.… READ MORE
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Roy Moore backs Donald Trump Push to End Mitch McConnell Filibuster As Luther Strange Stands Against President

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August 24, 2017
Roy Moore, the GOP frontrunner by a mile for the nomination for the U.S. Senate in the special Alabama election per recent polling, is backing… READ MORE
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Trump: GOP ‘wasting time’ if they don’t get rid of filibuster

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August 23, 2017
President Trump on Wednesday called for Senate Republicans to get rid of the legislative filibuster. “If Republican Senate doesn’t get rid of the Filibuster Rule… READ MORE
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Merkley ends his all-night speech against Gorsuch after 15-and-a-half hours

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April 5, 2017

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley ended his marathon speech on the Senate floor protesting the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court after 15-and-a-half… READ MORE
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House budget bargain faces Senate filibuster; Republicans line up to oppose

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December 13, 2013

Overcoming vocal opposition from both ends of the spectrum, the House of Representatives easily passed a bipartisan budget proposal that aims to prevent another government… READ MORE
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Ted Cruz Pulls an All-Nighter to Defund Obamacare

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September 25, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz and his colleagues continued making floor speeches through the night, showing no sign of letting up as the sun rose over the… READ MORE
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Filibuster the House Continuing Resolution? Cruz, Other Conservatives Say ‘Yes’

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September 21, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that Republican senators should, in effect, filibuster the House-passed continuing resolution in the Senate. The Texas Republican is calling on… READ MORE
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Sen. Harry Reid: Founding Fathers didn’t want filibusters

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July 16, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that the men who wrote the Constitution intended for the president’s nominees to be subject to only a… READ MORE

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