New R Sheet: Post-cloture debate time for presidential nominations

Key Points:

1) Republicans can speed up the confirmation process by enforcing the Senate’s current rules and practices.
2) Strictly enforcing the provisions of Rule XXII limits the amount of time senators can filibuster to delay a confirmation vote on a nominee after cloture has been invoked.
3) Unlike the nuclear option, a rules-based strategy to overcome obstruction does not undermine the Senate’s Standing Rules more broadly.

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Topics: Legislative Procedure