- v. present participle of filibuster.
“The idea seems to be to constrain filibustering and other parliamentary maneuvers that would defeat cost-saving legislation in the future.”
“A minority of 40 or fewer Senators can, by engaging in filibustering both a motion to proceed and the bill itself can cause it to take about a week between when the majority rounds up its 60 votes and when the bill actually passes.”
“Senators appreciated value in filibustering; that practice revealed important information about how strongly minorities felt about particular legislation or particular provisions.”
“If filibustering is fuelled by further fillip by friends and foes of the Dems, the health bill will bulldoze its way across the boundaries of both sides of the aisle, finally blendin 'w/the public, much to the chagrin of all involved. nancy ambriz”
“Although I would hate to see Gramps McCain filibustering and missing his nap time.”
“Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., joined Republicans in filibustering the Democrats 'financial reform bill, blocking movement on the legislation, at least temporarily.”
“Democratic filibustering is purely obstructionist, whereas the international community recognizes his efforts by nominating him for the Nobel Peace prize.”
“The British Government did not much approve of what it called my filibustering expedition, Don. ”
“Parliamentary terminology "filibustering" -- a vote was permitted to be taken on the bill for arming the negroes.”
“For most of the first 190 years of the country's operation, U.S. S.nators would, in unusual circumstances, try to delay a vote on measures they opposed by "filibustering" -- talking without limit or using other stalling techniques.”
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