How Many Votes? A Guide to Getting It Done in Congress (Video)

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From approving the next Supreme Court justice, to the filibuster, to impeachment, to reconciliation, to the dreaded nuclear option, keeping track of how many votes it takes to get something done in Congress can be confusing. But we’ve got you covered. In this video, Loren Duggan, Bloomberg Government’s Deputy News Director, helps sort it all out with a comprehensive guide to how many votes are needed for almost any scenario in Congress.


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