Limitations of the Senate filibuster

The U.S. Capitol dome in Washington

Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses her new book Exceptions to the Rule: The Politics of Filibuster Limitations in the U.S. Senate, and introduces “majoritarian exceptions” as a key instrument of majority party power in the Senate.

Also in this episode, David Wessel provides us with his regular economic update.

Show notes:

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Vanessa Sauter.  Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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