Nuclear Fallout: The Senate’s Cloture Threshold and Nomination Votes
作者: Jeffrey A. FineMargaret S. Williams
作者单位: 11Associate Professor of Political Science, Clemson University , 232 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
22Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN, USA
刊名: The Forum, 2016, Vol.14 (2), pp.191-203
来源数据库: De Gruyter Journal
DOI: 10.1515/for-2016-0015
原始语种摘要: Abstract In November of 2013, Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Democratic colleagues employed a series of parliamentary steps to change the precedent for cloture with respect to presidential nominations. This so called “nuclear option” reduced the threshold for cloture on presidential nominations (except for those to the US Supreme Court) to a simple majority, rather than the 60 votes necessary in the past. The paper examines how this change affected senators’ voting behavior on both cloture and confirmation of presidential nominations, using the 113th Senate as a natural experimental setting. We find that Republican senators are significantly more likely to vote against cloture in the wake of this change, presumably as symbolic votes of protest against the Democrats’ reversal of...
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  • precedent 愦例
  • presidential 庭长
  • objection 异议
  • protest 断言
  • favor 庇护
  • sincere 诚恳的
  • respect 珍视
  • change 变化
  • nominee 被提名的候选人
  • confirmation 证实