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A How-To Guide for Forcing Votes in the Senate

A How-To Guide for Forcing Votes in the Senate

Senators can force action on their proposals on the Senate floor over the majority leader’s objections. Threatening to use the tools at their disposal to do so gives senators leverage to extract concessions from the majority leader on how and when the Senate will act. This brief guide explains how.

What Happens When the House Picks a Speaker?

What Happens When the House Picks a Speaker?

Special House Rules Explained

Special House Rules Explained