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Unanimous Consent

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In this edition of Wonkology, we discuss the parliamentary tool that allows for the expedited passage of legislation by common agreement. READ MORE

Vote-a-rama

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The Senate has another practice that both speeds up deliberation and establishes a more fulsome legislative record: vote-a-rama. A vote-a-rama is when senators vote on 15 or more amendments back-to-back, marathon style. READ MORE

Manager's Amendment

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What is a manager's amendment? A package of amendments introduced by the chair or lead sponsor of a piece of legislation. READ MORE