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Old 04-01-2019, 04:31 PM
HurricaneDitka is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
The Republicans have, in fact, killed the legislative filibuster. Reconciliation can only be used to pass bills that decrease the deficit, and they used it to pass the tax cuts which increased the deficit. If the party in power just plain ignores the rules, then the rules effectively don't exist.
That's not right. The legislative filibuster is alive and well. There's been an exception to that, reconciliation, that's been in place for years. That exception is still in place, as is the general requirement to have 60 votes for cloture for almost all legislation.

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