Comment: Why in the HECK isnt he getting relief. Another Senator can take

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Why in the HECK isnt he getting relief. Another Senator can take

floor in order for him to take a break. Or maybe, the longer he stays, the more news/impact he will have.

The most common form of filibuster occurs when a senator attempts to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a bill by extending the debate on the measure, but other dilatory tactics exist. The rules permit a senator, or a series of senators, to speak for as long as they wish and on any topic they choose, unless "three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn"[1] (usually 60 out of 100 senators) brings debate to a close by invoking cloture under Senate Rule XXII.