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Supermajority Votes in the House [Updated February 6, 2019]   [open pdf - 811KB]

"The principle of majority rule dominates the work of the House of Representatives. This means that most questions are decided by vote of a simple majority, assuming the presence of a quorum. [...] Some supermajority votes, however, are explicitly specified in the Constitution. Others are created by House rules. Under the constitutional power enabling each chamber to determine its own rules of proceedings (Article I, Section 5), the House may adopt a number of additional supermajority (sometimes called 'extraordinary majority') requirements."

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CRS Report for Congress, 98-778
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2019-02-06
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