#1
what the hell is a filibuster???
its on a constitution paper but its not in the constitution like my teacher said...help please??
and how long are the terms for senators/representatives
i got 2 for senator, 6 for representative but that sounds wrong
stupid constitutions great english
thanks if you can help me
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A filibuster is when a Senator (as filibuster's are basically impossible in the House due to time limits) delays voting action and/or debate on a particular subject by, basically, stalling... talking ad nauseum, for instance.
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what the hell is a filibuster???
its on a constitution paper but its not in the constitution like my teacher said...help please??
and how long are the terms for senators/representatives
i got 2 for senator, 6 for representative but that sounds wrong
stupid constitutions great english
thanks if you can help me

you have the length of terms back wards, its 6 is for senators, and 2 for representatives.
a filibuster is something when they are in a debate about a bill, and no one can leave until the majority of congressmen agree on one side, to pass or not to. i think thats it, sorry if im wrong.
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It's 2 for a Representative, 6 for a senator.

And to understand a filibuster, you must understand this concept of the senate. Senators, when debating a bill, have one shot at the floor, but their time there is UNLIMITED. And they don't even have to talk about the proposed bill. They could LITERALLY stand, talk about how to make a PB&J sandwich for a week if they could make it that long.
The longest filibuster was 26 hours, by Senator Strom Thurmond during the sixties, over the Civil Rights Act. It failed. Filibustering is the attempt to kill a bill by talking it to death.
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It's 2 for a Representative, 6 for a senator.

And to understand a filibuster, you must understand this concept of the senate. Senators, when debating a bill, have one shot at the floor, but their time there is UNLIMITED. And they don't even have to talk about the proposed bill. They could LITERALLY stand, talk about how to make a PB&J sandwich for a week if they could make it that long.
The longest filibuster was 26 hours, by Senator Strom Thurmond during the sixties, over the Civil Rights Act. It failed. Filibustering is the attempt to kill a bill by talking it to death.

ahaha thanks, and i think i heard about a filibuster before
like the one senator read a novel or something and the bill failed
anyways thanks
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Quote by ColdNovembeRain
It's 2 for a Representative, 6 for a senator.

And to understand a filibuster, you must understand this concept of the senate. Senators, when debating a bill, have one shot at the floor, but their time there is UNLIMITED. And they don't even have to talk about the proposed bill. They could LITERALLY stand, talk about how to make a PB&J sandwich for a week if they could make it that long.
The longest filibuster was 26 hours, by Senator Strom Thurmond during the sixties, over the Civil Rights Act. It failed. Filibustering is the attempt to kill a bill by talking it to death.
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Winnier: Wiki is your friend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster

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Yeah, but there's something that the senate can do to end a filibuster. I don't remember what it's called, but it takes an overall 2/3 vote of the senate, which is relatively hard to get just to make someone shut up. They only use it if the person is REALLY pissing them off.
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A filibuster is when a Senator (as filibuster's are basically impossible in the House due to time limits) delays voting action and/or debate on a particular subject by, basically, stalling... talking ad nauseum, for instance.


Didn't they have a huge filibustering deal about two or three months back?

The Daily Show made a big deal about it. They brought in cots for all of the senators to sleep on, because it went on for so long, and they ordered food and whatnot.

I can't remember exactly when, though.
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Yeah, but there's something that the senate can do to end a filibuster. I don't remember what it's called, but it takes an overall 2/3 vote of the senate, which is relatively hard to get just to make someone shut up. They only use it if the person is REALLY pissing them off.


lol I forgot the name too...

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