Does a simple Majority in the Senate give complete control

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  1. RetiredGySgt
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    Pretty simple question.
     
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    No. You need 67 senators for complete control, to be able to force an amendment to the US Constitution through. But for major control you need 60 votes to get a cloture to break a filibuster. A simple majority only allows the party to appoint the leader of the Senate and to control all the committees and the chairs of those those committees.
     
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    Would a person that believes as you do, and has said so in the past, be a liar if they claimed that A senate with either 51 Senators or 56 of your party was complete control of the Senate?
     
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    Yes they would be
     
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    Nope.

    And, yes, TM is an idiot. :lol:
     

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