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garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6646)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 3:25 PM

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME....

...without getting political please!

When as happened last night a majority of 60 vote to begin debate on a subject, why is a filibuster impossible?
What would have happened had only 59 voted for it?

is there an easy place to read about the difference in procedures?

Thank you.

Barry

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 3:34 PM

I writing a WordPuzzle that will explain it all.

susyq
Susyq  (Level: 49.9 - Posts: 112)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 4:28 PM

The rules of the US Senate permit any senator, or a series of senators, to speak for as long as they wish and on any topic they choose -- unless a three-fifths majority of the Senate (that is, 60 out of 100 Senators), brings debate to a close by invoking a procedure known as cloture. The concept of a "filibuster-proof" majority of 60 Senators is based on the assumption that all of the 60 will remain a cohesive group. Technically, it is still possible to have a filibuster -- if one or more of the senators who voted to open debate do not subsequently support the motion for cloture (end of debate) or are unavailable/unable to vote later if a filibuster is attempted.



garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6646)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 4:53 PM

Aaah! That is what I did not understand. Thanks -- and thanks Felix for your attempt to explain it too.


Barry

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 5:02 PM

http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSN2024800820091122

Which says "The debate will begin on Nov. 30 and is expected to last at least three weeks. The House of Representatives has passed its own version, and differences in the two would have to be reconciled in January before Obama could sign a final measure."

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 5:13 PM

Nooooooo Problemo!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 6:00 PM

Evidently 39 U.S. Senators do not even believe the decades old health care reform crisis in the USA is worth debating.
I think they have access to taxpayer supported health care coverage for themselves however. They are fortunate.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 6:26 PM

I rather see the efforts go to fixing the economy, and I'm not talking about bailouts.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21605)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 6:37 PM

Wouldn't ya know someone would bring politics into SD-no finger pointing nor anything, Al

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Sun, 22nd Nov '09 7:07 PM

It was a non partisan post. No names or party affiliation was mentioned.
But if the shoe fits.........




It did enhance on the original question posed by Garrybl regarding a filibuster procedure however.




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