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Under the Rules of the United States Senate, a Senator or series of Senators are permitted to speak for as long as they wish, on any topic they choose, unless three-fifths of the Senators vote to invoke cloture, thus ending debate. This parliamentary procedure has a storied history. It has often itself been subject to a great deal of debate – and will be again this January, when the Senate convenes to organize itself for the next session. Join us as we examine the role of the filibuster and the consequences that would result from changes in this unique Senate procedure.
More About the Speakers
Featuring Remarks by
The Honorable Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Member, United States Senate
Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Director, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation
Policy Director, Crossroads GPS
Legislative Director, Office of Senator Jeff Sessions
Senior Legislative Advisor, Covington & Burling, LLP