Supermajority Rule in the U.S. Senate

  title={Supermajority Rule in the U.S. Senate},
  author={David R. Mayhew},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={31 - 36}
  • David R. Mayhew
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • History
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
For this occasion, I decided to tackle a topic of, I hope, some historical and theoretical interest, of current policy importance and one that might have interested James Madison.I would like to thank Alan Gerber and Eric Schickler for their help on this work. A useful clarifying point came from Morris Fiorina. Matthew Glassman helped with the references. That topic is supermajority rule in the U.S. Senate—that is, the need to win more than a simple majority of senators to pass laws. Great… 

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