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pelotron222 karma

I read a really interesting suggestion for filibuster reform and wonder what your thoughts are?

The idea is to reverse the polarity of the cloture vote - instead of requiring 60 votes to end debate, we require 40 votes to continue debate. That would still allow the minority party to filibuster when they think it is absolutely necessary, but it also requires all their members to be present in the chamber in order to cast a vote if it is called. No more of this shift-work where they send in one guy at a time.

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That is interesting. I assumed that putting that cost on the minority party would give you the opportunity to catch them with their pants down, so to speak. I didn't know about the record of votes opposing cloture. Thank you!