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By Cynthia Lummis
US Senator 

To form a more perfect union…

 

January 20, 2022



You have likely heard the term “filibuster” thrown around a lot over the last couple of weeks. It is a word that isn’t used much outside of D.C., but it is important to you as the resident of a small, rural state. 

The filibuster is a procedural tool used in the Senate to pump the brakes on a piece of legislation or a nominee that the minority party finds concerning. It raises the threshold for passage of a bill to 60 votes as opposed to a simple majority of 50 votes. Use of the filibuster forces senators from both parties to reach a compromise on an issue.

In order to form a more p...



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