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Unformatted text preview: Independents • Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut Filibuster • Talking a bill to death • To avoid cloture • Longest filibuster was done by Strom Thurmond 1957 ( spoke for 24hrs and 18 minutes) • 1964 Southern senators opposed civil rights act President Pro tempore • Robert Byrd of West Virginia Senate Majority and minority leaders • Harry Reid of Nevada and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky Congress and the committee system • 85 to 90 percent of proposal die in committee • Standing committees : fixed memberships and jurisdiction, persist • Select Committees : temporary committees House committees and levels of importance First level • Rule, appropriations and ways and means committees Second level • Nationally significant policy Third level • House keeping committee Committee Formation • Are formed with a majority/minority ratio • Committee leadership...
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- Spring '07
- United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Party leaders of the United States Senate, House Vice president, majority party Nancy