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  •  Good question (0+ / 0-)

    A lot will depend on how the question is propounded. It could be brought as a parliamentary inquiry, which would not be subject to debate. That's one way.

    Also, part of the construct under which it's been held that a simple majority can make a rules change at the beginning of a new Congress, it's assumed that the Senate would be operating under general parliamentary law rather than the standing rules of the Senate, the Senate not yet having either affirmatively adopted its rules, nor acquiesced to the continuance of the old rules.

    Wacky, but true!

    And of course, if you're operating under general parliamentary law, there'd be no filibuster.

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