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Synonyms for filibuster

Synonyms for filibuster

a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes


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(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing rejected Mr Flynn's claim of a filibuster.
The filibuster made Wendy Davis a national star, fueling her 2014 run for governor - which she lost in a landslide to Abbott, who was then the attorney general.
Their filibuster of legislation that would open the government, pay our troops, and fund the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was reckless and an example of Washington dysfunction at its worst.
USA], September 9 ( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump has once again called on Senate Republicans to get rid of the legislative filibuster of requiring 60 votes for a Bill and move towards passing legislation with a 51-vote majority.
founding, senators rediscovered Cato's practice of killing a bill by killing time, and the Senate filibuster was bom.
Senate Democrats invoked the "Nuclear Option" a couple of years ago when Republicans were actively using the filibuster rules to block Obama's judge appointments, but they stopped short of making the new rule apply to Supreme Court nominees.
This will be the first and last partisan filibuster of the supreme court," Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor, accusing Democrats of trying to inflict political damage on Trump and to keep more conservatives from joining the high court.
By the time the hearings were over, it was clear that Democrats were prepared to launch a filibuster to try to prevent Gorsuch's confirmation.
The filibuster began on Tuesday and had continued around the clock for more than 115 hours by Sunday afternoon, making it the world's longest, according to the Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper.
In 2013, Senate Republicans railed against then-majority Democrats when they eliminated the filibuster on all presidential nominations except for those to the Supreme Court.
As for procedure, Reid went nuclear in November 2013 when he abolished the filibuster for presidential appointees and judicial nominees (below the Supreme Court).
The filibuster in the United States Senate effectively imposes a supermajority vote requirement to pass any legislation.
In the tradition of the younger Professor Currie, I propose to use this hour, as the 2013 Currie Lecturer, to address one of the most important contemporary issues of congressional constitutionalism: the Senate filibuster.
In the past two centuries, Senators have used the filibuster more than a thousand times to derail presidential appointments or legislation.
Court is important in itself, but the bigger issue is the willingness of Senate Democrats to restrict use of the filibuster and revamp the ground rules in an institution that has often obstructed liberal reform.