Published: 12th October 2021 (1 Min Read)

I wrote earlier in the year about Senate Filibusters being used to block or delay legislation in the US[i]

With the Senate evenly balanced between the parties, the solution to the gridlock, the use of “cloture”, has been ineffective.

Analysis from Statista shows that being stymied by the Senate remains a fact of life for the White House. [ii]


Their analysis shows that the Senate, during the 116th Congress, in session from 2019 to 2020, set a new record for cloture motions filed at 328. For the current, 117th Congress, that number stood at 110 after around 35 percent of the term finished.