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Filibustering : a political history of obstruction in the House and Senate

Author: Gregory Koger
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explains how and why obstruction has been institutionalized in the U.S. Senate over the last fifty years, and how this transformation affects politics and policymaking. Gregory Koger also traces the lively history of filibustering in the U.S. House during the nineteenth century and measures the effects of filibustering- bills killed, compromises struck, and new issues raised by obstruction."--[book cover].
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Genre/Form: History
Rules
Rules and practice
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Koger
ISBN: 9780226449647 0226449645 9780226449654 0226449653
OCLC Number: 455871593
Description: x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A theory of obstruction --
The escalation of filibustering, 1789-1901 --
Filibusters in the historic Congress --
Explaining the obstruction in the historic Congress --
The growth of filibustering in the Senate --
Explaining the rise of filibustering in the Senate --
From attrition to cloture : institutionalizing the filibuster --
Afterword: The future of the Senate.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Gregory Koger.

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In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn't always the case. This  Read more...

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