Why Senate Democrats Had To Invoke The ‘Nuclear Option’


by Michael Collier on Nov 21, 2013 | Views: 129 | Score: 2
# of Cloture Motions Filed
112th115
111th137
110th139
109th68
108th62
107th71
106th71
105th69
104th82
103rd80
102nd60
101st38
100th54
99th41
98th41
97th31
96th30
95th23
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Michael Collier
Michael Collier on Nov 21, 2013 12:26 PM said:

A common mechanism used to gauge the frequency of filibusters is the number of “cloture motions” filed during a particular Congress. "Cloture” is the procedure used to break a filibuster. While filibusters were not unheard of before Democrats gained their majority and Sen. Mitch McConnell became the Republican leader, they spiked the minute McConnell assumed his position (110th Congress)