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Lecture #17: Policy Making in Washington: Policy Subsystems Rules and Norms in the Senate o Senate in as informal as House is formal o In House, time is allocated to particular topics, and members can’t speak on others Not true in Senate, where a treaty debate may be interrupted for a speech on farm payments o No one controls “time” in the Senate o Any Senator may temporarily bring business to a halt by speaking on another issue o With 60+ votes, Senators can enact Cloture , and end debate o So with 40+, Senators can filibuster and stop Senate from doing business o Rarely used in the past, but now so common that it’s now concluded that 60 votes are needed to pass a bill o Necessarily means that nothing can pass the Senate without approval of some of the minority party (in most cases) Policy Subsystem o Who is it made up of? Congressional specialists Long careers in Washington with almost complete specialization Mid-level agency people Career bureaucrats, semi-partisan
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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