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Definition of "filibustering" []

  • Present participle of filibuster. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "filibustering" in a sentence
  • "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."