A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 10
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Exceptions to the Rule

Unit 10


BREAKING THE FILIBUSTER: Congressional leaders can try to break a filibuster by forcing proponents to continuously control the floor. Alternatively, three-fifths of the senators can invoke cloture and limit debate to thirty additional hours.


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Home Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: From Problems to Solutions Unit 3: Origin of Bills Unit 4: Bill Drafting and Floor Introduction Unit 5: Referral to Committee Unit 6: Subcommittee Review Unit 7: Mark-up and Subcommittee Voting Unit 8: Committee Action Unit 9: Scheduling Floor Consideration Unit 10: Floor Debate Unit 11: Floor Votes Unit 12: Ironing Out Differences Unit 13: Presidential Action and Congressional Reaction Unit 14: The Legislative Processes