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an action taken by a member of Congress (such as a prolonged, often irrelevant speech) that obstructs the progress of a bill without technically contravening the required procedures. Most filibusters occur in the US Senate.

In the news…
GOP uses filibusters to obstruct Obama, Democrats


The area inside the Capital Beltway, a highway that encircles Washington, D.C. An issue described as “inside the Beltway” is believed to be of concern only to the people who work in and with the federal government and of little interest to the nation at large.