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It would be Three-fifths of the Senate, or 60 members who vote against it.

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure where debate is extended to delay or prevent a vote on a proposed bill. It takes 3/5 supermajority to end a filibuster.

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60 senators (3/5 of Senate) must agree to a cloture to end a filibuster.

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60 senators (3/5 of Senate) must agree to a cloture to end a filibuster.

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60% of those voting must vote in favor of stopping the filibuster to shut it down.

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