In the modern Congress, perhaps the highest hurdle for bills and nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn’t always the case. Koger traces the lively history of filibustering, explains why obstruction has been institutionalized in the Senate over the last fifty years, and shows how this transformation affects politics and policymaking. Get your free e-book edition of Filibustering during the month of August.
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