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The Onion: “Senator Dikembe Mutombo Blocks Record Amount Of Legislation”.

Something to note about the modern-day fad where Republican members of congress criticize the very idea of big, comprehensive bills is that the nature of Senate obstruction makes such bills necessary. Even when you have the requisite 60 votes to break a filibuster, a determined opponent can force to 30-hour periods of cloture “ripening.” That’s not a big deal if you’re trying to move your ideas through a few major bills. But it means that it would be totally impossible for the leader to just come to the floor with a series of a few dozen small-bore proposals on a related topic and then let each one be voted on individuallly.

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