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The Democratic debate over filibuster reform, explained

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2019
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filibuster reform

Nobody runs on Senate procedure, but without changing it, nothing is going to happen.

Lurking behind the bold progressive proposals shaping the Democratic presidential primary is the question of how to make them reality. One answer is Senate procedure, which has become one of the hottest issues on the trail today.

Candidates are debating whether to get rid of the filibuster, a procedural quirk that has evolved over time into a nearly insurmountable barrier to most forms of legislation. Once rare, it’s become standard practice in recent years to filibuster...

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