posted by carlos .
What does the term â€œfilibusterâ€ mean, and how is it used by individual Senators and for what purposes? What does â€œclotureâ€ mean, and how is it used by the leadership of the Senate and for what purposes? What is your opinion of these procedures--are they good for conducting the business of the United States Senate, or not? Why or why not?
A filibuster is a tactic like a long, long speech that is intended to delay or stop a piece of legislation.
Cloture is a tactic to end the delay and call for a vote on the question.