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    • US Navy Dad
    • 16.08.11 | 10:52 (IDT)

    One Senator can stop anything for a time, or indefinitely if supported by a minority of others. Nothing can become law if a minority of 41 of 100 in the US Senate objects. Something could pass unanimously in the US House and still stall forever in the Senate. The rules may not make sense, but they have been in place for decades. It used to be harder to pass anything, but Senate power has been diminished.

    from the article: U.S. Senator seeks to cut aid to elite IDF units operating in West Bank and Gaza
    First published 02:56 16.08.11 | Last updated 02:56 16.08.11
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