Started Apr 28, 2017 05:00PM UTC   •   Closed Jan 01, 2018 06:00PM UTC (7 months ago)

The Monkey Cage asks

Before 1 January 2018, 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 Justices of the Supreme Court by changing the rules so that debate on nominees could be ended with a simple majority vote rather than a three-fifths majority (Reuters). The removal of the filibuster to block legislation may be next (NY Times).

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The U.S. Senate did not expand the scope of matters for which a filibuster cannot be used. This question closed as "no" with an end date of 1 January 2018.

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