The Monkey Cage: Senate procedure

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/11/2014

A tied Senate could end the filibuster, once and for all

In the wake of a hard-fought election to determine control of the Senate, would the temptation to eliminate the filibuster in order to gain clear control using the simple majority (with the vice president’s vote) be irresistible?

By Richard Arenberg  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate procedure

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Reid’s tactical nuke and the future of the Senate

Thursday’s events show that a simple majority of senators can restrict filibustering whenever they choose. What does that portend?

By Gregory Koger  |  06:14 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nuclear option, Senate, Senate procedure