There is no filibuster in the house - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • constitution
    • 03.11.10 | 13:14 (IST)

    Every bill that is brought before the house is debated as long as people want to debate, then if it gets more than 219 votes it passes. Note also that the next Senate may also eliminate the filibuster, meaning that debate could be stopped with 51 votes and the bill would pass with 51 votes. SO basically the house can pass whatever it wants and it will stop in the senate and/or the President since neither party has enough votes to override a veto.

    from the article: In message to Obama, Americans oust Democrats from control of House of Representatives
    First published 08:52 03.11.10 | Last updated 09:48 03.11.10
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