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Unlike a regular bill, more important votes in Congress require a supermajority. These include:<br />
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Unlike a regular bill, more important votes in Congress require a supermajority. These include:
*Bring a vote of [[cloture]] to end a [[filibuster]] ([[Senate]] only)<br />
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*Bring a vote of [[cloture]] to end a [[filibuster]] ([[Senate]] only)
*Proposed amendments to the [[Constitution]]<br />
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*Proposed amendments to the [[Constitution]]
*Override a presidential [[veto]]<br />
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*Override a presidential [[veto]]
*[[Treaty]] ratification (Senate only)<br />
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*[[Treaty]] ratification (Senate only)
 
*Removal of public official from office after [[impeachment]] (Senate only)
 
*Removal of public official from office after [[impeachment]] (Senate only)
  

Latest revision as of 13:55, 13 July 2016

A supermajority is a majority in a body of voters that exceeds one more than fifty percent (simple majority). It is often a term associated with Congress and is usually 3/5 or 2/3.

Examples of Congressional Votes that Require a Supermajority

Unlike a regular bill, more important votes in Congress require a supermajority. These include:

Sources

US Government Info: The Supermajority Vote