This time around, however, the intent is not to delay the appropriations bill, but to force action on gun control measures.
Typically, senators use the maneuver to stop a bill from passing the Senate.
Angus King (I-ME).*NPR's Ron Elving says the action meets all but one of the requirements for being called a filibuster.
The filibuster is continuing; the Democrats speaking have now included Florida's Bill Nelson, Illinois' Dick Durbin, Maryland's Ben Cardin, Massachusetts' Edward Markey, New York's Charles Schumer, and West Virginia's Joe Manchin.
The NRA, meanwhile, has put out a statement indicating that it would support allowing delays in the sales of weapons to individuals flagged on terror watchlists in order to allow time for those individuals to be "thoroughly investigated by the FBI." (The gun-control measures that Democrats are currently discussing, including watch-list bans, are generally widely popular among the general public but don't pass Congress because of the way the NRA's influence works within our electoral system.) Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has also indicated that he might support such a move.
Murphy, MD is a practicing Family Practitioner in Lemoyne, PA. Murphy graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2005 and has been in practice for 13 years. It's long been known that there's a link between ibuprofen and heart problems.
She currently practices at Heritage Family Medicine and is affiliated with Holy Spirit Hospital and Polyclinic Hospital. Murphy accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Medicare and Humana.
But perhaps it’s the stranger and his heart that needs protection from her?
With music described as “breathtaking” (Kitchener-Waterloo Record), “imaginative and expressive” (The National Post), “a pulse-pounding barrage on the senses” (The Globe and Mail), and “Bartok on steroids” (Birmingham News), composer Kelly-Marie Murphy “is an exciting and imaginative composer, much in demand especially in her native Canada and deservedly so” (New York Concert Review).
That’s not to say there aren’t a few signs of fatigue, you can see the mental gears working a bit slower, with a stutter here and there, but I think that’s just attributable to science, and the slippage is only slight for an 11-hour speechathon.
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Chris Murphy—who had just been elected to his current office when a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut—has launched a filibuster to call for congressional action on gun control. during debate on a spending bill; he is yielding to New Jersey Sen. Richard Blumenthal for questions and discussion but says he will not yield his overall control of the floor until he receives assurance that the Senate as a whole is prepared to act to require universal gun-purchase background checks and to prevent suspected terrorists from legally acquiring guns.
And click here for an interview that Ruth Graham did with Connecticut Rep.