congressional-procedure

How Ted Cruz’s ‘filibuster’ stacks up, in one graph

Strom Thurmond, Alfonse D'Amato and Wayne Morse all held the Senate floor for longer — in Thurmond case, for over 24 hours.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 25, 2013

Immigration reform has passed the Senate. Here’s how it passes the House.

The House has three ways to pass immigration reform. Here they are.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 27, 2013

Senators are proposing hundreds of “deficit-neutral reserve funds.” What gives?

Senators sometimes want to talk about other stuff when they should be talking about budgets. There's a great loophole for just that purpose.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 22, 2013

Yes, Chuck Hagel is being filibustered. Yes, that’s unprecedented.

Senate Republicans don't want to call what they're doing to Chuck Hagel a filibuster. It's really hard to define the word in such a way that it isn't.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 15, 2013
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