Tag: senate-rules

67 How did the Kavanaugh confirmation move so quickly despite the serious allegations? 2018-10-09T16:15:28.507

50 What's the difference between a 51 seat majority and a 50 seat + VP "majority"? 2021-01-25T02:46:41.303

31 Why would the Senate adopt such tiring impeachment trial rules? 2020-01-23T02:55:57.093

28 Why does the Senate work such odd hours for Trump's impeachment trial? 2020-01-28T06:15:23.063

28 What prevents a single senator from passing a bill they want with a 1-0 vote? 2020-12-21T19:04:00.797

24 What power does the Vice President really have? 2018-01-23T23:08:24.267

23 Can the Vice President force the Senate to vote on something? 2019-01-10T16:34:41.853

23 Can the VP technically take over the Senate by ignoring certain precedents? 2020-12-13T12:33:07.710

20 Can a U.S. Senator block the Vice President from voting by not attending a vote and having the results be 49-50? 2017-07-30T18:49:09.787

20 What would happen if Senators boycotted the Impeachment Vote 2021-02-10T21:21:31.890

19 In the U.S., how can the filibuster be invoked without continued speeches? 2012-12-05T15:10:08.363

16 Why is an unrelated House-passed measure used to start the immigration debate in the Senate? 2018-02-13T14:56:25.337

16 Are all U.S. Senators required to attend the impeachment trial? 2020-01-16T09:06:12.587

15 How can a Senator be removed from office during a term for medical reasons? 2018-04-17T18:19:43.770

14 Must the Vice President preside over the counting of the Electoral College votes? 2020-12-18T04:06:11.837

13 In the U.S., why does the majority party in a new Senate session always approve the filibuster rule? 2012-12-05T15:13:34.527

13 Why doesn’t the Republican majority in the United States Senate reintroduce their heathcare legislation? 2020-07-16T02:18:37.083

13 How is the seniority of Senators decided when most factors are tied? 2021-01-20T10:04:13.287

12 How many Senators must vote to override specific judgments of the Chief Justice in an impeachment trial of the President? 2019-12-16T21:58:47.487

12 When will Chuck Schumer become Majority Leader? 2021-01-14T00:31:16.143

11 Can a bill that has passed the US Senate or House expire? 2016-08-31T19:20:05.723

11 Can the seating of a Senator be delayed indefinitely? 2017-12-14T05:00:22.233

11 Why does the Senate Majority leader often vote against their own bills? 2020-03-24T14:58:16.957

11 Does a vice president retain their tie breaking vote in the senate during an impeachment trial if it is the vice president being impeached? 2021-01-16T15:51:46.483

11 Did the Founding Fathers consider creating something similar to the current filibuster? 2021-01-21T18:41:59.057

10 The law on addressees of U.S. senators' resignations 2015-11-11T02:59:30.280

10 What are the bottlenecks in the US Supreme Court appointment process? 2016-03-18T15:29:48.097

10 Will Democratic senators be permitted to ask questions of Dr. Blasey Ford? 2018-09-24T14:43:35.550

10 Who breaks ties in the Senate if the Vice Presidency is vacant? 2020-10-03T02:30:36.817

9 Is there a procedure to recall US Senators? 2014-01-11T19:44:52.287

9 Can a Member of Congress be "Impeached"? 2018-04-18T14:35:23.147

9 Can the US House and Senate make allowance for self-quarantined members to vote remotely? 2020-03-16T16:56:27.487

9 Will Trump's nominee list still be considered if he loses the elections? 2020-09-19T16:11:55.490

9 Why does the 50–50 Senate need a new organizing resolution before Democrats can take control of committee chairmanships? 2021-01-23T12:58:31.540

8 Can the senate wait until the election and then confirm the president's supreme court nominee? 2016-03-16T21:03:17.113

8 Historically, why is the filibuster allowed? 2016-03-26T17:20:40.870

8 Can a vice president's vote be considered to create the presence of a quorum 2018-06-27T19:45:37.620

8 What is the US senate mechanism for members to respond to/challenge each other during debate? 2018-10-05T21:50:01.760

8 Are there any restrictions on how amendment should be related to original law in US Senate? 2019-07-18T11:05:19.247

8 Is there a contingency if a power sharing agreement cannot be made? 2021-01-22T18:43:20.727

7 If the Democrats hadn't invoked the nuclear option in 2013, couldn't the Republicans could just invoke it today? 2017-02-09T17:40:20.963

7 Is the "pairing" procedure used in the US Congress? 2018-07-05T15:17:15.220

7 Could the Senate legally hold an impeachment conviction vote in secret? 2019-09-28T17:51:48.533

7 Can the Senate Majority Leader reconvene the US Senate early during a recess? 2021-01-14T21:33:30.927

7 What legal procedures apply to the impeachment? 2021-02-12T04:20:25.447

6 How many votes is a senate supermajority when there are vacancies? 2013-09-12T15:06:16.373

6 How does Pro forma legislation work? 2014-02-27T20:01:20.927

6 Why did Senator Rand Paul speak for ten hours on 20th May 2015 and why did he stop before midnight? 2015-05-21T05:37:05.703

6 How would a minority party in the Senate be able to delay the appointment of the President-elect's cabinet? 2016-11-24T11:07:39.880

6 Can cloture for position nominations ever be returned to 60/100 in senate? 2017-02-01T18:29:42.927

6 U.S. Senate: Can the minority party maintain a pro-forma session and refuse to recess even if the House says they can? 2017-02-22T16:02:13.790

6 Is there a place to find the "unofficial" Senate rules? 2017-06-21T16:01:48.120

6 Senate bypass Majority Leader 2019-01-15T18:27:21.307

6 Why did Senate Democrats take the "nuclear option" in 2013? 2019-12-18T19:11:32.230

5 Can an organization's presiding officer vote during their impeachment? 2015-12-10T23:55:53.053

5 Filibusters in the United States Senate 2016-06-16T18:44:38.567

5 Why were these amendments introduced to H.R. 5325 in this manner? 2016-09-27T18:14:45.893

5 How many Senate Democrats voted against the nuclear option? 2017-02-09T19:32:55.830

5 Can the Senate reject recess appointments on their return? 2017-07-26T05:09:17.580

5 After the nuclear option is invoked, are 51 votes required to move to cloture or just a majority provided quorum is met? 2018-06-28T04:16:17.810

5 Why can a Chief Justice break ties in the Senate during an impeachment trial? 2020-01-24T14:34:37.510

5 Why is nobody in the Amy Coney Barrett hearings wearing masks? 2020-10-13T15:30:28.710

5 Can the Senate put an in-progress impeachment trial on pause? 2021-01-14T20:13:57.357

5 Do senators have to attend an impeachment trial in order to be allowed to vote on the verdict? 2021-02-11T23:12:04.533

4 Are recess appointments that occur during a pro forma session really recess appointments? 2012-12-17T20:54:29.633

4 Ability of a minority party to hold a pro forma congressional session 2014-01-13T20:10:51.083

4 Can senators walk out of a filibuster? 2016-05-11T01:57:51.257

4 Can Cabinet nominees be denied a position following a Senate confirmation hearing? 2017-01-23T18:05:59.093

4 Any public statements by McConnell that he's about to compel Democratic Senators to quorum? 2017-01-31T21:22:14.977

4 Can a lame duck Senate confirm a SCOTUS nominee? 2018-09-26T00:50:20.407

4 Can the Democrats eliminate the filibuster with 50 votes? 2020-11-07T02:22:26.910

4 Why hasn't the Senate yet passed an organizing resolution for the 117th Congress? 2021-02-02T13:57:12.773

4 Are there legal penalties for lies (etc.) in a US Senate impeachment trial? 2021-02-15T16:10:54.223

3 How did the Senate filibuster rules apply to Sen Rand Paul's filibuster? 2013-03-07T22:19:20.143

3 How many senators approved the change to the cloture rule in 1975? 2013-11-26T00:19:49.343

3 How is the schedule for Senate Committees determined in Canada? 2017-01-24T18:48:59.143

3 How did Tax Reform (2017 December) pass with a simple majority in Senate? 2018-01-04T17:36:32.733

3 How can a Senate bill bypass committee and directly go to a vote? 2018-01-16T10:28:48.580

3 Are there any rules against cursing in the United States Congress? 2019-12-12T16:09:36.703

3 What are Australian parliament's rules on the use of props? 2020-01-11T23:42:19.870

3 How difficult is it to change Senate Committee rules? 2020-09-21T16:42:58.870

3 Can the Senate Majority Leader change during a Congressional term? 2021-01-08T23:38:02.297

3 What are the dress code rules for the Houses of Congress 2021-01-18T22:37:48.243

3 Committee Chairmanship Appointments 2021-01-23T14:55:07.347

2 Why hasn't the Senate's "Nuclear Option" been invoked? 2012-12-07T03:25:35.057

2 What does this mean "upending standard committee rules"? 2017-02-03T05:09:19.970

2 Why did the senate not introduce a replacement to the Affordable Care Act 2017-05-25T16:39:26.873

2 Is it legal for US Senators to take favours? 2017-12-17T06:55:12.930

2 Why is the looming shutdown of the US federal government not avoided by "reconciliation"? 2018-01-19T15:48:12.023

2 Can the U.S. Senate impose a deadline for the House to transmit articles of impeachment? 2019-12-20T06:01:24.697

2 Does it make a difference that senate republicans choose not to vote? 2020-09-19T17:38:21.457

1 How do you count the tie-breaking votes? 2016-07-12T21:03:42.360

1 Can the Republican Congress pass both tax reform and healthcare reform using the same budget reconciliation bill? 2017-09-22T20:40:12.983

1 In US law, what means are there to block a nominee approved by the Senate to become a District Judge? 2017-11-10T23:07:11.240

1 Which aspects of US Senate structure 18th and 19th century can be seen as “concessions to the planter class” and to slavery? 2021-01-08T23:57:52.690

0 Supreme Court Nominations 2016-11-01T21:13:15.843

0 What is the meaning of a "symbolic vote" in the House or Senate? 2017-07-28T21:30:11.710

0 What consequences would a senator who does not attend the impeachment trial face? 2020-01-23T18:46:24.850

0 Is it tradition for the US President to nominate the apposing party leadership's suggestions for 2 opposite party FCC commissioners? 2020-07-22T19:17:19.047