Brownstein Client Alert, October 2, 2020
Any one U.S. senator can prevent a bill from receiving a vote. The procedure that grants that ability, known as the filibuster, has a well-documented history in the Senate of preserving the rights of the minority party. Should there be a Democratic majority in the next Senate, many political analysts speculate the filibuster could be in jeopardy. Our team of Democratic and Republican strategists dive into the likelihood the filibuster is removed and the significant impact its elimination would have on the legislative process.