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March 7,1975 Senate Votes Easier Cutoff Of Filibuster; Democrats change filibuster with 56 votes
Washington Post Archive ^ | March 8, 1975 | Spencer Rich

Posted on 05/18/2005 9:28:02 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded

The Senate approved a historic change in the filibuster rule last night after seven weeks of angry debate. It voted 56 to 27 to reduce the number of senators needed to cut off a filibuster from two-thirds of those present and voting to a permanent "constitutional" threefifths (60 senators).


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1975; 56votes; cary; constitutionaloption; democratnukereaction; democrats; filibuster; reidsnuclearreaction; rulechange
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To: Cboldt
Thanks. :)

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41 posted on 05/21/2005 4:09:39 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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