To give monetary aid to England
To increase the appropriations for weapons manufacture
To permit the arming of merchant vessels
To declare war on Germany
The length of a session
Senators do not want to undercut the value of the filibuster, since they may need to use it later.
It means adding amendments to a bill that may not be passed.
It sends a bill back to the House, which means it may die there.
It is nearly impossible to put into effect.
A quorum is not necessary to pass a bill in the Senate.
Bills are given only one reading in the Senate.
Senate committees cannot pigeonhole a bill.
Senators may speak on the floor for as long as they wish.
When the President chooses to take out line items of a bill, but signs the remaining bill
When senators delay a vote on a bill indefinitely
Any time the President lets ten days pass without signing a bill
Within ten days of the end of a session of Congress
The Committee chairpersons for each house of Congress.
The leading members of the standing committee that brought the measure to each house
The senior members of each Congressional body.
Floor leaders and whips from each house.