Tag: senate

87 Why is Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry a political issue? 2018-10-16T02:28:58.133

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

40 Can the U.S. Senate hold an impeachment trial if the House "passes" articles of impeachment but does not "transmit" them to the Senate? 2019-12-19T07:27:20.130

34 Why is the Constitutionality of an Impeachment and Trial when out of office not settled? 2021-02-14T09:44:03.790

32 Why isn't the constitutionality of Trump's 2nd impeachment decided by the supreme court? 2021-01-26T22:16:36.247

28 Does gerrymandering not affect elections for US Senators? 2017-06-29T15:26:04.597

28 Do any Republican Senators oppose replacing Justice Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the election? 2020-09-19T02:37:31.213

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

26 Why did Mitch McConnell vote against cloture for the continuing resolution on 2018-01-19 despite supporting it? 2018-01-20T09:04:02.160

26 Can the Democrats filibuster the vote for a new judge for the Supreme Court? 2020-09-19T11:09:05.947

25 Even if Democrats have control of the senate, won't new legislation just be blocked with a filibuster? 2021-01-06T17:10:55.747

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

24 How does the Democratic Party have a majority in the US Senate? 2021-02-14T07:10:20.823

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

21 Is the number of federal judges appointed by Trump unusual? 2019-12-18T08:43:56.657

21 Is there a difference between a tie-breaker and a regular vote? 2020-12-09T16:53:29.610

20 When senators thank the chairman, what are they thanking him for? 2018-04-10T21:23:04.730

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

19 When did Elizabeth Warren first refer to her Native American ancestry? 2018-10-16T16:12:36.940

19 Can one run for House and Senate at the same time? 2020-07-13T22:31:24.393

18 How can a bill pass the US Senate by a vote of 3-0? 2013-10-23T12:42:00.627

18 How could a US Senator be prevented from reading classified information into the record? 2014-12-13T20:34:53.480

18 Are Senators not allowed to criticize each other on the Senate floor? 2017-02-09T18:29:32.040

17 What is the reason for the date of the Georgia runoff elections for the US Senate? 2020-11-11T19:14:12.330

17 What happens if the Vice-President were to die before presiding over the official electoral college vote count? 2021-01-05T10:34:32.950

17 What events can occur in the electoral votes count that would overturn election results? 2021-01-05T14:15:47.540

17 Does a tie in the Senate require the vice president to always be present in the Senate? 2021-01-06T14:22:41.520

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 Is this remark from Senator Lindsey Graham (Rep.) actually racist? 2018-10-19T13:34:27.173

15 Can both US Senators from a state be elected at the same time? 2018-11-13T04:18:19.313

15 If the US Senate votes to not pass a bill, can the House of Representatives overrule that vote? 2020-07-26T08:03:16.373

15 How unusual is a Vice President presiding over their own replacement in the Senate? 2021-01-21T15:16:51.937

14 Why do all states have equal representation in the U.S. Senate, regardless of population? 2016-04-29T19:59:34.233

14 Can the Senate reject all cabinet nominees? 2016-12-12T12:33:53.283

14 How are Trump's nominees stalled in the Senate? 2017-06-16T10:53:47.977

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 Who will be Georgia's senators from January 3rd 2021 until the results of the January 5th runoff elections are known? 2020-11-17T15:46:10.263

13 Why was Warnock's election called while Ossoff's wasn't? Aren't they both on the same ballot? 2021-01-06T19:25:58.267

13 Does the US Congress have an official alternative gathering location in case the Capitol building becomes unavailable? 2021-01-06T20:40:02.490

13 Did Loefller or other any other senator sign the objection to Georgia's certificate and then withdraw it, or did they not sign it in the first place? 2021-01-07T05:38:20.843

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

12 How often are Senators called on for violating Senate rules? 2017-02-09T11:20:15.913

12 Have any Republican senators announced they'll oppose the motion to proceed on 2017-07-26? 2017-07-25T04:13:49.200

12 Can the US Senate bypass the Majority Leader's agenda? 2018-11-10T04:38:53.550

12 Why is the Senate leader allowed to decide which bills to vote on? 2019-01-05T00:38:23.683

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

11 Why did Rand Paul vote for tobacco subsidies? 2015-08-13T19:54:50.513

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 What would be the effect of a change in the US Senate? 2018-11-05T16:52:28.883

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

11 What is the "Biden rule" mentioned during the nomination of Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court? 2020-06-17T19:58:09.317

11 Can the senate Democrats now force a trial with witnesses, and compel Trump to give testimony? 2021-01-14T11:02:34.817

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

11 Why another impeachment vote at the Senate? 2021-02-10T14:03:37.307

10 Can a U.S. Judge be removed for being wrong most of the time? 2013-07-09T04:28:56.737

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 What influence do Democrats have in stopping Trump's nominations from being approved? 2017-02-08T18:52:14.130

10 Is it possible for a senator to appoint a surrogate to act on their behalf? 2017-07-29T13:11:27.000

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

10 Impeachment trial proceedings of a Vice President 2018-10-13T20:34:47.870

10 Let's say the impeachment procedure reaches the Senate. What next? 2019-09-26T20:41:18.597

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

10 Can the Acting President break ties in the Senate? 2020-10-04T16:57:07.957

9 Did the Senate break their own rules by invoking the nuclear option? 2013-11-23T17:46:45.417

9 What measures exist to impose budget-like changes without passing through the Australian senate? 2014-07-16T14:36:46.313

9 Why is the Republican majority greater in the US House of Reps than in the Senate? 2016-02-14T02:46:37.970

9 What recourse is available in case of a violation of US Senatorial oath of office? 2016-02-25T08:26:53.527

9 Can the Senate postpone confirming a new Supreme Court judge virtually indefinitely? 2016-05-21T02:47:35.713

9 How did US Senate classes get so unbalanced? 2016-12-20T19:51:21.733

9 Why aren't Democrats denying Gorsuch a hearing instead of just filibustering? 2017-04-06T05:52:10.897

9 Why is the cloture rule question phrased in a way that Senators have to vote 'Nay' to trigger the 'nuclear option'? 2017-04-09T04:24:44.070

9 Why don't Senate Republicans just pass a blank bill instead of "skinny repeal"? 2017-07-28T04:36:52.090

9 Did a Vice President ever cast a tie-breaking vote against his own party? 2017-12-13T09:09:56.430

9 Why does the Senate have to approve a cabinet member's hiring, but not their firing? 2018-03-15T00:37:16.133

9 How can the Senate remove the majority leader? 2019-01-05T16:07:35.920

9 How can an Australian Senator be removed from office? 2019-03-17T12:11:16.807

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

9 Have there been any instances where both of a state's Senate seats flipped to the opposing party in a single election? 2021-01-11T15:05:13.217

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 Which years did US Senate had filibuster-proof majorities? 2013-09-11T15:58:24.477

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

8 Why are SCOTUS appointee Senate hearings not mandatory? 2017-03-21T03:48:26.427

8 How is the final name of a bill decided in the US Congress? 2017-06-23T12:23:59.237

8 Does the US Senate still have the option to pass some form of healthcare bill through the budget reconciliation, during this fiscal year? 2017-07-31T04:54:02.777

8 How often do the US Senate and House of Representatives contradict each other? 2017-11-19T19:55:55.553

8 Can I access closed session Senate Foreign Relation Committee transcripts? 2018-07-23T15:15:37.883

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 states which never had any appointed Senators? 2018-12-16T10:03:07.280

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

8 Can impeachment managers be changed once the Senate trial starts? 2020-01-16T14:53:02.273

8 Does a Senate trial have more authority to call witnesses than a House impeachment hearing? 2020-01-23T15:21:07.217

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

8 Which senator largely singlehandedly defeated the repeal of the Logan Act? 2021-01-22T23:07:11.333