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December 14, 2012


The End of the Senate?

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) told the Tennessean that if Senate Democrats carry out a dramatic maneuver to change one of the institution's most revered traditions, the filibuster, it will be "the end of the United States Senate."

Alexander says the Senate "will become just like the House," where a simple majority vote wins every time and the chamber loses its historic function of acting as a brake on popular proposals to give them more judicious consideration.












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