Question 96 of 96 in In the News 2021
Started Jul 31, 2020 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2022 08:01AM UTC

Before 1 January 2022, will the U.S. Senate expand the scope of matters for which a filibuster cannot be used?


In April 2017, Senate Republicans eliminated the filibuster for the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices by changing the rules so that debate on nominees could be ended with a simple majority vote rather than a three-fifths majority (Reuters). Whether the filibuster will be further eroded remains to be seen (The Atlantic, Brookings Institute).

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