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Number of Filibusters

How many filibusters have been made in the US Senate?

878.

From the 66th Congress in 1919 up to the 111th Congress which in 2010, a total of 878 flibusters, or motions for cloture, have been voted in the United Senate. This is according to statistics from the US Senate website. The 2007-08 110th Congress recorded the most number of filibusters for any year with 112.

This fact is verified on : April 10, 2010.





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1 Comment

  1. Please re-count, and include all of the years of the existence of the Senate, since the creation (by Aaron Burr) of the situation which led to the possibility for filibuster. Thank you.

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