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Washington Week: Focus on Filibustersi
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July 14, 2013 10:10 PM
Washington is bracing for a major legislative battle this week - not over a specific bill, but over the rules governing the U.S. Senate. The ability of the minority party to block votes, a procedure known as a filibuster, could be curtailed. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, weakening the filibuster might stem chronic legislative gridlock, but could also erode a historic American safeguard against the raw will and power of majority rule.

Washington Week: Focus on Filibusters

Published July 14, 2013

Washington is bracing for a major legislative battle this week - not over a specific bill, but over the rules governing the U.S. Senate. The ability of the minority party to block votes, a procedure known as a filibuster, could be curtailed. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, weakening the filibuster might stem chronic legislative gridlock, but could also erode a historic American safeguard against the raw will and power of majority rule.


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