Question 7 of 8 in State of the UnionSee all questions
Started Apr 28, 2017 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2018 07:59AM UTC

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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