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Congress is set up to slow down new legislation. In the Senate a supermajority of 3/5, typically 60 votes are needed to get cloture or end debate in order to even vote for the bill. A minority of 2/5, typically 40 can stop a bill in the Senate with a filibuster by having "endless debate"

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Q: Why is it easier to kill legislation then pass it?
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