ILLUSTRATION BY WESLEY BEDROSIAN
4. Refusing a vote: One of the easiest methods to obstruct your opponents’ legislation is also one of the most aggressive. If you are in the Refusing a vote: Senate majority party and want to kill a proposed law, you simply convince your leader to refuse to schedule a vote. The proposed law can be introduced, approved, and amended by the relevant committees, reported to the floor, and even put on the Senate legislative calendar. But—what do you know?—it turns out the timing just isn’t right to vote on this issue. When is a better time? Well, we don’t know that, either.