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Many more policies move to the right. m p From Divided to Unified Government
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m p GRIDLOCK b* > q b* < q m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL: no change b* > q b* < q Divided government Unified government Pivotal Politics: Simple Model
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Pivotal Politics: The Realistic Model What is the VETO OVERRIDE? What is the FILIBUSTER? The veto override rule means that approval of 2/3 of Congress can enact legislation over the President’s veto. The filibuster rule means that approval of 60 Senators (3/5 of the Senate) is required to pass legislation. In practice: The veto override is consequential during times of divided government. The filibuster is consequential during times of unified government.
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The median Republican: John Kline (R-Minn.) President Obama 2/3 of the House The veto pivot, V The Veto Override Rule
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m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL: no change b* > q b* < q Divided government: simple model m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL b* > q b* < q Divided government with veto override rule v If V likes a bill, it will be enacted even if P opposes it. Thus the gridlock interval actually lies between v and m , not p and m . The veto override rule shrinks the gridlock interval.
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Pres. Marco Rubio The Filibuster Rule 41 Senators The filibuster pivot, F (Angus King, ME)
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m p GRIDLOCK b* > q b* < q Unified government: simple model m p GRIDLOCK b* > q b* < q Unified government with the filibuster rule f If F dislikes a bill, it will be blocked even if P and M support it. Thus the gridlock interval actually lies between f and m , not p and m . The filibuster override rule expands the gridlock interval.
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m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL b* > q b* < q Unified government with the filibuster rule f m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL b* > q b* < q Divided government with veto override rule v Pivotal Politics is Status Quo Politics A switch from divided to unified government usually brings about little change, as the gridlock interval is similar either way.
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m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL b* > q b* < q Unified government with the filibuster rule f m p GRIDLOCK INTERVAL b* > q b* < q Divided government with veto override rule v Very Rare Moments When Major Change is Possible When Congress has a veto- proof majority under divided government When the president’s party has a filibuster-proof majority under unified government
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