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obstructionist

a. a person who deliberately obstructs business, esp in a legislature
b. (as modifier): obstructionist tactics
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Coal bill is another important legislation which is being held up due to political obstructionism in the Rajya Sabha he said adding "it is a bill which has been unanimously passed by the Lok Sabha.
I believe that should Obama win a decisive victory and should several good Democrats win election to the Senate and the House, it would provide him with the mandate he needs to confront GOP obstructionism. It might also provide Republicans with a much needed wake-up call to rescue their party from the band of extremists who are holding it hostage.
Jaitley even gave an example of A Raja, saying that the 2G scam accused former telecom minister was asked to resign and a charge-sheet was lodged against him owing to the obstructionism.
For the sake of peace, Congressional obstructionism must end.
The second constraint faced by Obama is Republican obstructionism against Democratic initiatives for major change, from the stimulus package to healthcare reform.
AaAaAaAa The obstructionism of the enemies of Morocco's territorial integrity to all prospects of a negotiated political solution to the artificial conflict on the Moroccan Sahara hinders the region's countries ability to counter security threats, she said.
Despite constant obstructionism from partisan Republicans, Democrats have worked hard to keep their promises to the American people.
Lia demonstrates the way donor officials struggled to overcome an unwillingness at home to use aid funds for police reform purposes, while at the same time maneuvering uneasily among Israeli obstructionism and security concerns, rivalries between Palestinian police generals, and a lack of Palestinian preparedness for the technical and practical aspects of police reform.
"The lawsuit is superfluous and just another example of obstructionism," said Lou Coletti, president of the Building Trades Employers' Association.
is more democracy." And the cure to our Iraqi debacle on the one hand, and UN obstructionism on the other, is--you guessed it--to empower and democratize the UN!
Perhaps Sinn Fein should focus on the fact that their obstructionism may be undermining the electoral roll they have been on recently.
He was frequently seen as being less than enthusiastic in his attitude to the industry and its commercial considerations, and industry wants to avoid any possibility of undue caution, or even obstructionism, impeding product development and authorisation.The maintenance of the alternative national route, with an important role for national regulatory authorities, is seen by industry as offering a valuable degree of competition and even counter-balance in the European system.