Time, MSNBC, CQ and NPR – Robert Dove

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    Robert B. Dove, former parliamentarian of the Senate and now an attorney in the firm’s Washington office, was featured by Time, MSNBC, Roll Call, and NPR from March 1 – March 3, 2010 about a parliamentary maneuver called the reconciliation process.

    Mr. Dove was the Parliamentarian of the Senate and assisted in the writing of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The act contained a provision which allowed the majority party a way to bypass a filibuster- to pass legislation. Mr. Dove is familiar with the reconciliation process, which is rarely used. During 1995, he was involved in a reconciliation, in which he threw out 300 plus amendments.

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