They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.— Clare Boothe Luce
Most Powerful Filibustering quotations
They say women talk too much. If you ever worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented yb men.
There is no Senate rule governing the proper uses of the filibuster.
Remember the Dreamers whose patriotism was praised when the Democratic House passed, and the Senate filibustered - the DREAM Act in 2010? Washington promised a path to citizenship, not just a roadblock to deportation.
I have allowed the president to pick his political appointees…But I will not sit quietly and let him shred the Constitution.
The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers.
President Barack Obama has it right - there is a lot to change about Washington.
The problem is, not much will get changed unless we confront the runaway filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster.
The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death.
Please don't ask me to do that which I've just said I'm not going to do, because you're burning up time. The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering.
It used to be in the Senate that if you were filibustering, you stood up, there was a physical dimension to it, that you when you became exhausted, you'd have to leave the floor. That was the idea of the filibuster.
I mean, if you go back to 1960 on major pieces of legislation, the filibuster was used about eight percent of the time.
If Trump wins, the only thing blocking complete implementation of the programs of Trump, Paul Ryan, the Koch brothers, etc., is the Senate filibuster by the Democrats.
In the first 50 years of the filibuster, it was used only 35 times.
But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed, plus threats of more. This is the tyranny of the minority.
The Democrats filibustered something in the Senate when I was eight years old.
I don't remember what it was on and I didn't honestly care when I was eight years old. I cared about the history and the Senate rules.
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
It seems as though there are Members in this body who want to filibuster just about everything we try to do, whether it is stopping judicial nominations, the Energy bill, or this Medicare bill.
Reconciliation is a special budget procedure to change entitlement and tax laws.
It cannot be filibustered and requires only a simple majority in the Senate to be passed. It is primarily intended for deficit and mandatory spending reduction.
You can go back and rescind an old regulation like Obama era regulations.
That was done once in 20 years. We've done 14 of them in law this year alone, because they can't filibuster that.
Bill O'Reilly knew he could just filibuster and enjoy all the airtime that a full interview would give him, and then also grab the sensationalist headlines that he enjoys creating. He used this as fodder for his show for weeks. I wouldn't want to be on the bad side of Bill O'Reilly. But then again, maybe I am now. By giving this interview.
The anger on the left - I've never seen anything like it.
I mean, they're right now opposing everything. Democrats in the Senate are filibustering absolutely everything.
The next time you do a filibuster, keep walking around.
The only tool the Democrats have is in the Senate, and it's the filibuster.
This is a president [Barack Obama] who came into office in 2008 with a big majority in the House and with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Because of his policies and his conduct in office, seven years later, we have our largest majority in the House since 1928, and we have a majority in the Senate and we have 31 of the 60 governorships.
Filibuster has long tradition, but used to harm civil rights.
There are two ways of looking at the talking filibuster. My way is as a form of unanimous consent.
I will not let the patriot act, the most un-patriotic of acts, go unchallenged.
I would never filibuster any President’s judicial nominee, period.
I might vote against them, but I will always see they came to a vote.
The filibuster is an affront to commonly understood democratic norms, but then so is the Senate.
I got into politics when I was eight years old.
Six years now. And I got involved because I started listening to talk radio. It goes back to one event. The Democrats filibustered something in the Senate when I was eight years old. I don't remember what it was on and I didn't honestly care when I was eight years old. I cared about the history and the Senate rules.
So I put that all together and I find it makes it hard to justify a filibuster.
I believe [filibustering judicial nominees] is in violation of the Constitution