If a bill is blocked by the Senate Democrats, does it mean the bill is dead or it may be reconsidered in the future?

any Senator has the privilege to put a "hold" on a bill. in theory, that is done to give him time to read and consider the bill, but 99% of the time it is to just block any action being taken. If Reid calls for an end of debate on the bill, he has to take a cloture vote, and any bill with a hold generally means it will be filibustered. Once a bill is filibustered, the bill is dead for that session of congress. Both parties have the privilege to block a bill, it is not limited to Democrats, Republicans do it too and more often.

 

5 Responses to “what does it mean when a bill is blocked in the senate?”

  1. PinoyForTheWin says:

    Don’t got much knowledge about government, but in my opinion I dont think it would be reconsidered in the future. Now if the bill was shelved, yea it would be reconsidered.
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  2. Aakash K says:

    I don’t think it be reconsider maybe if changes are made this was a tough question
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  3. Warren T says:

    Harry Reid the majority leader of the Senate just will not allow the bill to come to the floor for a vote
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  4. xpatinasia says:

    It means that the conservatives are at it again.
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  5. lare says:

    any Senator has the privilege to put a "hold" on a bill. in theory, that is done to give him time to read and consider the bill, but 99% of the time it is to just block any action being taken. If Reid calls for an end of debate on the bill, he has to take a cloture vote, and any bill with a hold generally means it will be filibustered. Once a bill is filibustered, the bill is dead for that session of congress. Both parties have the privilege to block a bill, it is not limited to Democrats, Republicans do it too and more often.
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