Question 1 of 9 in In the News 2021
Started Jul 31, 2020 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2022 07:59AM UTC

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

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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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Yes 55%

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