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The longest US Senate filibusters

The longest U.S. Senate filibusters since 1900, when the Senate began keeping precise records, the senators who spoke for hours on end, the issues and the years:

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The longest U.S. Senate filibusters since 1900, when the Senate began keeping precise records, the senators who spoke for hours on end, the issues and the years:

- 24 hours, 18 minutes: Strom Thurmond, S.C., civil rights bill, 1957.

- 23 hours, 30 minutes: Alfonse D'Amato, N.Y., military bill, 1986.

- 22 hours, 26 minutes: Wayne Morse, Ore., Tidelands oil bill, 1953.

- 18 hours, 23 minutes: Robert La Follette Sr., Wis., currency bill, 1908.

- 16 hours, 12 minutes: William Proxmire, Wis., debt increase, 1981.

- 15 hours, 30 minutes: Huey Long, La., industrial recovery, 1935.

- 15 hours, 14 minutes: D'Amato, tax bill, 1992.

- 14 hours, 13 minutes: Robert Byrd, W.Va., civil rights bill, 1964.

- 12 hours, 52 minutes: Rand Paul, Ky., use of drones against American citizens, 2013.

- 8 hours, 39 minutes: Harry Reid, Nev., protesting a Republican-led filibuster, 2003.

- 8 hours, 37 minutes: Bernard Sanders, Vt., extension of tax cuts, 2010.

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On the screen in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington":

Nearly 24 hours: Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart), Willet Dam, 1939.

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Source: Senate Historical Office, Columbia Pictures.

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