Articles Tagged 'filibuster'

Senate advances bill that allows states to penalize companies boycotting Israel

by Alex Swoyer
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

Democrats plan to jam up Senate over shutdown fight

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

Mitch McConnell asks CBO to score Obamacare overhaul

by Kimberly Leonard
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

Roy Moore backs Donald Trump Push to End Mitch McConnell Filibuster As Luther Strange Stands Against President

by Mathew Boyle
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

Trump: GOP ‘wasting time’ if they don’t get rid of filibuster

by REBECCA SAVRANSKY
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

Merkley ends his all-night speech against Gorsuch after 15-and-a-half hours


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

House budget bargain faces Senate filibuster; Republicans line up to oppose


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

Ted Cruz Pulls an All-Nighter to Defund Obamacare

by Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call
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

Filibuster the House Continuing Resolution? Cruz, Other Conservatives Say ‘Yes’

by Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call
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

Sen. Harry Reid: Founding Fathers didn’t want filibusters


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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