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Charles E. Schumer, Chairman Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member
Welcome to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration website. The Rules Committee is one of the oldest committees of the United States Senate. Our origins date back to the early days of the Republic when the first Senate convened in March 1789 and established a committee to prepare... (Read More)

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Senate Rules Committee Releases Publication on Filibuster Hearing Series

12.10.2010 - The print edition of the 2010 series of six hearings, “Examining the Filibuster,” has been published by the Government Printing Office on behalf of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. The volume contains full transcripts of each hearing, expert testimony from 23 witnesses, and submitted material from scholars, non-profit organizations and others. Beginning on April 22, 2010, the first hearing in the series covered the history of the filibuster from 1789 through 2008. ...
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Senate Rules Committee Holds Series of Hearings on the Filibuster

12.09.2010 - The Rules Committee held a series of hearings in 2010 to examine the history and use of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. The first in the series was held on Thursday, April 22, 2010. This hearing, “Examining the Filibuster: History of the Filibuster 1789-2008,” discussed the evolution of the filibuster, the tradition of unlimited debate in the Senate, and efforts to curtail it from the earliest days of the Senate through 2008. Witnesses at the first hearing were Dr. Sarah A. Binder, a Polit...
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