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Unit 10
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Unit 10


Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC--he later became a Republican) holds the record for the longest individual filibuster, talking for 24 hours and 18 minutes against civil rights legislation in 1957.

Senator Strom Thurmond

Other long filibusters include:

Source: Walter J. Oleszek, Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2004), p. 241.


Unit Introduction

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