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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 10:08 PM
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5. that sounds way too simplistic
can't Defense appropriations be held subject to a cloture vote?

I think they can even filibuster the Defense Appropriations bill in committee.

The Budget Reconciliation bill is the only kind of legislation that cannot be filibustered on the Senate floor.
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  -Democrats won't overcome the balance of power without convincing republicans to sign on bigtree  Feb-06-07 09:39 PM   #0 
  - We do not need one Republican vote to end the war.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-06-07 09:44 PM   #1 
  - that sounds way too simplistic  bigtree   Feb-06-07 10:08 PM   #5 
     - The Democrats only control one house of congress. Pressure Republican contributors.  liberaldemocrat7   Feb-06-07 11:52 PM   #14 
     - The House is not the Senate.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-07-07 06:22 AM   #15 
        - I haven't missed anything. The House can ram anything they want through  bigtree   Feb-07-07 07:22 AM   #18 
        - OK I'll try again very slowly.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-07-07 08:25 PM   #21 
           - again  bigtree   Feb-07-07 09:05 PM   #22 
           - I actually give up.  Warren Stupidity   Feb-08-07 08:10 PM   #28 
           - here  bigtree   Feb-07-07 09:23 PM   #23 
           - further  bigtree   Feb-07-07 09:30 PM   #25 
           - and there's this potential outside of the entire process  bigtree   Feb-07-07 09:27 PM   #24 
        - The House doesn't even need to vote it down  Hippo_Tron   Feb-07-07 09:33 PM   #26 
           - something *should* emerge to be acted upon by the Senate  bigtree   Feb-07-07 09:55 PM   #27 
  - Do we always need 60 votes to pass a bill in the Senate?  Selatius   Feb-06-07 09:45 PM   #2 
  - It takes 75 votes to change the rules in the Senate.  tritsofme   Feb-06-07 09:52 PM   #3 
  - You need 60 votes to pass a veto proof bill  Robbien   Feb-06-07 10:01 PM   #4 
  - 67 votes is veto proof in the Senate, 290 in the House  tritsofme   Feb-06-07 10:15 PM   #6 
  - We only need one more than half to pass a bill in senate but we  jwirr   Feb-06-07 10:25 PM   #8 
  - Thanks to Joe Lieberman. And Dems for Joe who supported him.  madfloridian   Feb-06-07 10:24 PM   #7 
  - Non binding resolutions really have no standing power  mmonk   Feb-06-07 10:30 PM   #9 
  - The effect of a defeat of such a resolution would have huge political ramifications for Democrats  bigtree   Feb-06-07 10:41 PM   #10 
     - We shall see. I don't see how a resolution that is  mmonk   Feb-06-07 10:48 PM   #11 
     - IMO, the non-binding resolutions are thus so over the issue  mmonk   Feb-06-07 10:59 PM   #12 
        - I don't think that's our leadership's goal, just a political dodge.  bigtree   Feb-07-07 07:15 AM   #16 
  - I think pressure will eventually get enough republicans on board  mmonk   Feb-06-07 11:16 PM   #13 
     - I think pressure is the ONLY thing which will move the WH.  bigtree   Feb-07-07 07:19 AM   #17 
        - I support an up or down vote concerning Iraq for  mmonk   Feb-07-07 07:59 AM   #19 
           - The action against the escalation gave us a lever to highlight the issue in a progressive way  bigtree   Feb-07-07 08:19 AM   #20 
 

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