Seeking Cloture

The Editors | December 3, 12:24 pm

The Senate has increasingly been forced to file for cloture in order to get to the final up-or-down confirmation vote on executive and judicial nominees. The Democratic minority frustrated Republicans and the Bush administration in the mid-2000s, and Republicans have since returned the favor.

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Data shown above is the result of an analysis of Congressional Quarterly’s floor votes database.