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    Senate Filibuster Rules

    Conservative panelists spoke about potential rule changes in the Senate to limit the filibuster of presidential nominees. They focused on the history of such reforms and the possible consequences of…

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    Use of Senate Filibuster

    Panelists talked about the Senate filibuster rule. Topics included the increase in cloture motions in recent years, and the origins, use, and consequences of the filibuster. Former Senate…

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    Amendment Tree

    Mr. Dove talked about the amendment procedures in the Senate, especially the “amendment tree,” by which one side fills up the amendment slots to force a vote on bill.

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    Senate Unanimous Consent

    The Unanimous Consent rule in the Senate was explained. An excerpt from yesterday’s Senate session was shown in which the rule was questioned.

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    Flag Desecration Amendment

    Mr. Dove explained the Senate procedures involved in the Senate’s debate over flag desecration. Senator Bingaman tried to postpone debate on this issue because he beleives that other…

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    Senate Parliamentary Delay

    Accompanied by brief clips from the Senate and from an interview with Senator Rockefeller, Mr. Dove explained how the Senate Finance Committee meeting was delayed until the Senate recessed.…

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    Senate Procedures

    Mr. Dove talked about the Senate cloture procedure, by which the Senate can end debate on the legislation which it is considering. He also talked about the amendment procedure.

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    Finance Committee Chairman Change

    Mr. Dove explained the procedure for choosing a new chairman for the Senate Finance Committee following the resignation of Republican Senator Packwood.

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    Senate Legislative Procedures

    Mr. Dove talked about Senate rules in the context of a hypothetically proposed balanced budget amendment. He was reviewing a course in Senate procedures which the Legislative Studies…

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    Repub. Platform Cmte. Meeting

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    Senate Parliamentarian

    Robert Dove, Parliamentarian of the US Senate, talked about the office and his duties.

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    First Day On Televison for the Senate

    Richard Baker and Robert Dove talked about the first day of the Senate being broadcast on television. They answered questions from the callers.

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