They point to the large increase in the use or threat of filibusters in recent years, and the routine filing of cloture motions
, as evidence of a crisis in the Senate.
debate that the cloture motion
nominally exists to curtail.
the day following the filing of the cloture motion
if an amendment
By a vote of 89 to 6, the Senate on September 29 approved a McCain cloture motion
to proceed on the Internet Tax Freedom Act.
If successful, the cloture motion
would have blocked consideration of the unrelated "killer" amendments, while still allowing votes on germane amendments to add various exceptions to the bill.
Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME) tried for a cloture motion
to end debate on June 5 when the lawmakers returned from their Memorial Day recess, but he fell short of the 60 votes needed to impose cloture by a 54-37 margin.
This call for transparency must be answered before any cloture motion
or other vote is taken to confirm Ben Bernanke for another term as Fed chairman," Tate went on to say.
Reid moved Tuesday to start debate on the gun control bill, filing a cloture motion
with a vote to end the filibuster to come Thursday.
Question: On the Cloture Motion
(Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment No.
1745 and sent a cloture motion
signed by sixteen Senators to the Senate President's desk.
However, a Congressional Research Study found when a cloture motion
is agreed to in order to start debate, 40 of 41 bills, or 97.
On Thursday, July 29, Republican Senators defeated a procedural cloture motion
to limit debate and move toward a final vote on the Senate version of the Small Business Jobs Act (H.
Today's cloture motion
passed after a failed attempt on Wednesday when a pair of Democratic senators said a few more amendments needed to be considered.
I am hopeful that Republicans share our belief that now is the time to complete our work on this important bill and move back to our equally important jobs agenda," Reid said in a released statement after filing the cloture motion
The first procedural vote on the effort was blocked on Monday by Senate Republicans, with a cloture motion
failing in a 57-41 vote.