The Legislative Process

Stopping a filibuster requires that ________.

  1. a majority of senators agree on the bill
  2. the speaker steps away from the podium
  3. the chamber votes for cloture
  4. the Speaker or majority leader intervenes

Hint:

C

Saying a bill is being marked up is just another way to say it is being ________.

  1. tabled
  2. neglected
  3. vetoed
  4. amended

The key means of advancing modern legislation is now ________.

  1. committees
  2. the actions of the leadership
  3. the budget process
  4. the filibuster

Hint:

C

Briefly explain the difference between the classic model of legislating and the modern process.