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  • Duncan was unavailable for comment on Monday but before the session ended he said he had to attach his initial proposal, Senate Bill 1500, as an amendment to HB 3485, because his bill was killed during the five days of "chubbing" - a stalling tactic House Democrats used to kill a contentious voter identification bill.

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines 2009

  • As amended the bill passed the Senate 31-0 on April 16, and had been approved by the House Human Services Committee when it got trapped - and probably died - in a "chubbing" maneuver by House Democrats to block a vote on a controversial voter identification bill.

    Statesman - AP Sports 2009

  • House Democrats managed to kill the voter ID bill by "chubbing," or prolonging debate on other issues to keep unwanted legislation off the House floor.

    wacotrib - Latest News Headlines 2009

  • WHEREAS the Democrat party filibuster tactic of stalling by "chubbing" prevented consideration of key legislation, including Voter Photo I.D., from being acted on during regular session, thus causing tax payers extra expense in a special session,


  • Fortunately, SB-1064 was one of the bills that died because of the "chubbing" from the Democrats over the Voter ID bill.

    Lone Star Times 2009

  • "chubbing," or talking up uncontested bills in order to slow business to a halt.

    KCEN-DT 2009

  • Republicans have been reluctant to suspend the rules to bring up bills out of order, believing that it lets the Democrats off the hook after their chubbing last week.

    Newspaper Tree 2009

  • However, he did voice his disappointment with the chubbing of the voter ID bill by House democrats, a stalling tactic that was used to kill the bill.

    The Daily Texan RSS 2009

  • Not much point in running down the bills that could come up today in the House since we don't know how much the chubbing will continue.

    Statesman - AP Sports 2009

  • If SB 2567 is revived today or tomorrow, it will likely mean a very late night for lawmakers at the end of an exhausting week already drowning in a torrent of bills released since the chubbing subsided.

    Newspaper Tree 2009


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  • Another form of filibustering expected frequently the next three weeks is called "chubbing". This involves endless talk on a minor bill to delay a major bill from reaching the floor.

    7 May 1961, Victoria (TX) Advance, pg. 1, col. 2

    January 20, 2010