Therefore, I thought I'd throw a little more fact your way:
In the past 30 years, cloture has been voted on 79.1% of the time. So one of the political party's wanted to use it the MAJORITY of the time. Cloture was passed 35.9% in the past 30 years.
Recently, in the 111th Congressional Senate, Cloture was voted on 66.9% and used 46.3% of the time. In the 112th Congressional Senate
Cloture was voted on 66.6% of the time and used 37.5% of the time. Do the math yourself if you doubt the numbers.
So yes, a majority vote has been ultimately used to pass the bills, showing that compromise over the past 30 years has been all too common. Check the numbers for yourself.
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