Skip to comments.March 7,1975 Senate Votes Easier Cutoff Of Filibuster; Democrats change filibuster with 56 votes
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).
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