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4 years ago#1
How come it required a 2/3 majority to pass the House?
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4 years ago#2
I thought all votes needed a 2/3?
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4 years ago#3
Don't you need a super majority to repeal legislation?
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4 years ago#4
Oh, I never knew about that. Thanks.

Will this make it more difficult for the GOP to repeal Obamacare if they happen to win the presidency?
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4 years ago#5
I have no idea.

From: clkabuclosa | Posted: 7/14/2011 12:07:41 AM | #002
I thought all votes needed a 2/3?


Also, what are you talking about? That is most certainly not the case. A 2/3 majority vote is needed in both houses of Congress to override a presidential veto, but that's it... There must be certain situations where a 2/3 majority is needed, but nearly all legislation is passed by a simple majority.
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4 years ago#6
Looking back at a recent repeal (DADT):

250-175 in the House (58.82% majority, falling short of supermajority)
65-31 in the Senate (4 Senators did not vote, but 65% is well beyond filibuster proof).
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4 years ago#7
think you 2/3 when you don't allow others to make changes to your bill
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4 years ago#8
Startrekky posted...
I have no idea.

From: clkabuclosa | Posted: 7/14/2011 12:07:41 AM | #002
I thought all votes needed a 2/3?
Also, what are you talking about? That is most certainly not the case. A 2/3 majority vote is needed in both houses of Congress to override a presidential veto, but that's it... There must be certain situations where a 2/3 majority is needed, but nearly all legislation is passed by a simple majority.


We're talking about repealing a bill. See what the Theshamen said?
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