Contribution to Book
Filibuster Reform in the Senate, 1913-17
Process, Party and Policy Making: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress (2007)
  • Gregory Koger , University of Miami
Abstract

This chapter explains the adoption of the Senate's first cloture rule in 1917, specifically why the Senate adopted a supermajority (2/3) rule and why this event occurred in 1917.

Keywords
  • Senate,
  • Cloture Rule,
  • Woodrow Wilson
Publication Date
2007
Editor
David Brady and Mat McCubbins
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Citation Information
Gregory Koger. "Filibuster Reform in the Senate, 1913-17" Palo AltoProcess, Party and Policy Making: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregorykoger/12/