The Senate Majority Leader’s Superpower? Stopping Time

By Ed Pesce
Posted February 16, 2018 at 9:33pm
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The Senate doesn’t have to play by the normal rules of the clock — the majority leader can dictate how long a legislative day lasts, as long as his caucus backs him up. CQ News senior legislative analyst Ed Pesce explains how the rule is used to put pressure on the minority party.