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  •  Article one says all things require a majority (1+ / 0-)
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    except treaties and impeachment.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 06:40:09 AM PST

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    •  It also gives the Senate the power... (0+ / 0-)

      ...to set the rules for its own proceedings.

      In this case, the Senate rules say that in order to send a bill to the floor for a final vote, the Senate has to end debate by either unanimous consent or by a 3/5+ vote.

      The Senate parliamentarian isn't empowered to arbitrarily decide that a cloture vote is now a vote on the final passage of the bill—nor would we want the Senate parliamentarian to be empowered to unilaterally decide that a vote for one thing (cloture) was really a vote for something else (passage).

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 07:04:53 AM PST

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