Longest Senate filibusters in history

POSTED: 12:38 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 09:07 AM PDT Sep 25, 2013 

Sen. Ted Cruz carried on his advocacy for the defunding of "Obamacare" for almost 22 hours before finally ending on Wednesday. Though Cruz's effort was technically not a filibuster, take a look at the longest Senate filibusters in history.

Filibusters - Alfonse D'Amato1
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A Republican senator from New York, D'Amato took to the floor in 1986 to protest an amendment to a defense bill that would have blocked funding for a jet fighter built in his state.


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