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Senate Votes Cloture

Have Senate Cloture Votes Contributed to the Growth of Government?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Filibustering in the Senate has often been used to reinforce the doctrine of "states' rights," but that practice was designed to protect states' authority from federal intrusion, not to cut the size of federal government.