EXPLAINER: Why is filibuster such a barrier to voting bill? | AP News

Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats’ sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic. Here’s a look at how the tactic, known as the filibuster, works.

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Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats’ sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic. Here’s a look at how the tactic, known as the filibuster, works.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the fifth time in recent months, Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats’ sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic that can stop a bill in its tracks.

HOW DID IT COME ABOUT?It was created inadvertently after Vice President Aaron Burr complained in 1805 that the chamber’s rule book was redundant and overly complicated, according to historians. In a rules rewrite that followed, senators eliminated a provision that allowed for debate to be cut off. The filibuster was developed as a blocking tactic several decades later.

Complaints about the snail’s pace of the Senate are as old as the republic, with records from the first Congress in 1789 indicating senators were annoyed by long speeches holding up proceedings.In 1975, the Senate lowered that margin to the current three-fifths majority, which in the 100-member chamber means 60 votes are needed to end filibusters against nearly all types of legislation. Only simple majorities are required to end the delays against nominations, thanks to recent years’ rule changes.

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