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 Cloture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In parliamentary procedure, cloture (pr: KLO-cher) (also called closure, and sometimes a guillotine) is a motion or process aimed at bringing debate to a quick end.
The procedure for "invoking cloture," or ending a filibuster, is as follows:
No amendments may be moved unless they were filed on the day in between the presentation of the petition and the actual cloture vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cloture   (647 words)

 Cloture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Cloture is the formal procedure used to end a filibuster.
Cloture can also be used even if there is no filibuster underway, to ban non-germane amendments.
If cloture wins, 30 additional hours of debate are allowed prior to voting, but they are rarely used.
www.c-span.org /guide/congress/glossary/cloture.htm   (63 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Democrats' silent hijacking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Cloture votes are the only objective way to measure senators'; real view on the subject.
Forty current senators have voted for cloture on judicial nominations 50 percent of the time or less; 40 of them, an even more whopping 100 percent, are Democrats.
Seventy-five percent of Republicans have always voted for cloture on judicial nominations, compared to 4 percent of Democrats (Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Zell Miller of Georgia).
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32487   (658 words)

 Cloture - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cloture, in parliamentary practice, rule of procedure for bringing a protracted debate to a close.
In Britain a rule of closure was first adopted by...
Filibuster : cloture, a rule to close debate
ca.encarta.msn.com /Cloture.html   (112 words)

 SENATE TO MOVE ON CLOTURE » The Immigration Blog
Should the motion for cloture be passed, S.2611 will likely go before the assembled Senate by week's end.
We allowed discussion and debate, and I think the country's understanding of this legislation, which is complex, has improved over the course of the several weeks we've had it on the floor.
Simply killing the cloture motion would be a victory in itself.
michellemalkin.com /immigration/2006/05/23/08:10.pm   (435 words)

 TheCapitol.Net > Glossary > C (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A cloture motion requires the signatures of 16 senators to be introduced.
To end a filibuster, the cloture motion must obtain the votes of three-fifths of the entire Senate membership (60 if there are no vacancies), except when the filibuster is against a proposal to amend the standing rules of the Senate and a two-thirds vote of senators present and voting is required.
The cloture request is put to a roll-call vote one hour after the Senate meets on the second day following the introduction of the motion.
www.thecapitol.net.cob-web.org:8888 /glossary/c.htm   (2715 words)

 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Glossary > cloture
cloture - The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster.
Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.
For information on the Senate, Congress, the legislative process and the federal government, the Virtual Reference Desk is a good place to begin.
www.senate.gov /reference/glossary_term/cloture.htm   (151 words)

 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Virtual Reference Desk > Cloture
The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster.
Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours of debate.
These tables provide information on when a cloture motion was filed and the outcome of the motion.
www.senate.gov /reference/reference_index_subjects/Cloture_vrd.htm   (131 words)

 Senator Orrin G. Hatch on Judicial Nominations on National Review Online
The percentage of cloture votes used for judicial nominations jumped a whopping 900 percent during President Bush's first term from the previous 25 years since adoption of the current cloture rule.
The average tally on cloture votes during the 108th Congress was 53-43, enough to confirm but not enough to invoke cloture and end debate.
Invoking cloture and confirming nominations is no precedent for not invoking cloture and refusing to confirm nominations.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/hatch200501120729.asp   (2372 words)

 Tom Watson: Cloture Knucklebuster
Since 1968, when the minority party in the United State Senate successfully used the filibuster to block the ascension of Associate Justice Abe Fortas to the chief's chair on the Supreme Court, the cloture rules have been employed 34 times to block judicial and cabinet/sub-cabinet Presidential nominations.
Cloture was use most effectively against Bill Clinton, who saw 24 of his nominees blocked by the traditional Senate tactic of the strong, obstinate minority.
Since Fortas - a political insider from the South with close ties to President Johnson viewed as deeply flawed by the Republican opposition (this sounds familiar) - the rules of cloture have been weakened but retained by a series of majority leaders of both parties.
tomwatson.typepad.com /tom_watson/2005/05/cloture_knuckle.html   (984 words)

Well, the cloture vote on the Patriot Act conference report is this morning at 11 AM and thanks to the help of many of you over the last four years, I think we have a good chance of winning this one.
Even if he could pull all that off, he'd still be facing a procedural battle as one of the remaining Democrats would almost certainly flip and vote on the winning side, then move for reconsideration the moment the missing Ds returned.
McCain's vote in favor of cloture here shows why progressives cannot trust him always to be on the side of "truth, justice, and the American way," in spite of his admirable opposition to the Bush Administration on the issue of torture.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2005/12/16/92638/584   (2661 words)

 Filibuster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1917 a rule allowing for the cloture of debate (ending a filibuster) was adopted by the Democrat-controlled Senate [3] at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson[4].
The filibuster lasted weeks, and Senator Chavez was forced to remove the bill from consideration after a failed cloture vote even though he had enough votes to pass the bill.
As civil rights loomed on the Senate agenda, this rule was revised in 1949 to allow cloture on any measure or motion by two-thirds of the entire Senate membership; in 1959 the threshold was restored to two-thirds of those voting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filibuster   (2858 words)

 Cloture (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
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Strom thurmond who filibustered for cloture from the present back to measure number.
Smith goes to invoke cloture, cloture the senate to unlimited debate.
cloture.travelactivo.com.cob-web.org:8888   (429 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : ACLU Praises Senate For Standing for Freedom, Rejecting White House Pressure; Calls ...
The failure to invoke cloture means efforts to fix the Patriot Act can continue.
The motion for cloture failed only hours after the New York Times revealed that the White House had directed the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on people in the United States in violation of the FISA law.
Had opponents of Patriot reform succeeded, their version of the bill would have allowed the government to continue seizing law-abiding Americans' most sensitive personal records without requiring a link between the records sought and a suspected foreign terrorist.
www.aclu.org /safefree/general/23082prs20051216.html   (691 words)

 Charging RINO: Bolton Cloture Vote Monday
The AP reports that the next attempt to invoke cloture on the Bolton nomination will come on Monday, quoting GOP leadership aides.
An aide to Harry Reid says he doesn't think the votes will be there for cloture unless the White House relents on the document requests.
Monday, with a vote to reconsider last month's failed cloture vote at 6 p.m.
chargingrino.blogspot.com /2005/06/bolton-cloture-vote-monday.html   (510 words)

 Frist's Move For Cloture On Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (S. 2611) Passes : Diggers Realm
The reality is in their actions, which voting for cloture on this bill is clearly a sign that you support a guest worker amnesty.
I'd suggest you call these Senators and tell them what you think of their cloture vote and that if they vote to approve this bill today that they've lost your support.
While they voted against cloture we'll see how they vote when the bill actually comes up before giving them a pat on the back.
www.diggersrealm.com /mt/archives/001710.html   (675 words)

 Feminist Daily News 3/5/2003: Senate Republicans File for Cloture to End Estrada Filibuster
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) filed for cloture yesterday afternoon to cut off debate on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
A vote on cloture will be held on Thursday; however, 60 votes are needed to cut off debate and force a vote on the contentious nominee.
One GOP aide indicated that though Frist does not expect to win the cloture vote, he will continue to call for “as many cloture votes as is necessary to win confirmation” of Estrada, according to Roll Call.
www.feminist.org /news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=7594   (547 words)

 CNN.com - Frist, McCain call for vote on Bolton - Jun 14, 2005
Both Republicans said they hoped to see a cloture vote ending debate on the nomination later this week, but neither addressed the possibility of Democrats sticking to Reid's "no documents-no vote" pledge.
Just a few weeks ago, the Senate was embroiled in a similar stalemate over President Bush's nominations to the federal appeals courts, and Frist threatened to use the so-called "nuclear option" -- altering the Senate rules, with the aid of Vice President Dick Cheney, the Senate's president, if necessary -- to force a floor vote.
The Democrats agreed to cast their votes for cloture for some of the nominees in return for the Republicans' promise not to support the "nuclear option."
www.cnn.com /2005/POLITICS/06/14/bolton.nomination   (902 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Second cloture motion on John Bolton, Ambassador to UN
Vote to invoke cloture for a second time on President George W. Bush's nomination of current Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton to be the new United States Ambassador to the United Nations, representing the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.
05/26/2005: Cloture motion not invoked on the nomination of John Bolton to be Ambassador to the United Nations
www.vote-smart.org /issue_keyvote_detail.php?vote_id=3540   (327 words)

 Big Lizards:Blog:Entry “Cloture, Cloture, Who's Got the Cloture?”
It's also good that four Democrats crossed party lines to vote for cloture, which means to vote for the bill, since repealing the death tax has more than 51 senators supporting it.
It’s not clear that the cloture vote really indicates that “56 U.S. senators voted to force the secession of a very significant chunk of Hawaii.” Your paragraph that talks about race-pandering, boot-licking, etc. says why.
But if the bill itself ever came to a vote, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a number of them voted against it and rationalized the contradiction by acknowledging that the law would be unconstitutional.
biglizards.net /blog/archives/2006/06/cloture_cloture.html   (2919 words)

 JURIST Search Results - cloture
[JURIST] The US Senate on Wednesday voted 73-25 in favor of invoking cloture [Senate backgrounder] on the Immigration Reform Bill [S 2611 summary] and limiting debate on the bill.
[JURIST] The US Senate has invoked cloture [Senate backgrounder], voting 72-25 to end debate and cut off any filibuster on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito [official profile] to the US Supreme Court.
A vote on whether to approve the nomination is....
jurist.law.pitt.edu /jurist_search.php?q=cloture   (232 words)

 Feminist Daily News 1/30/2006: Cloture Vote to be Held Today on Alito Nomination
Cloture Vote to be Held Today on Alito Nomination
A vote to end debate on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court will be held today at 4:30 pm.
In order to succeed, Republicans supporting Alito's nomination must garner 60 votes to invoke cloture, or end debate and move the nomination to a floor vote.
www.feminist.org /news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=9492   (433 words)

 cloture - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 Senate Cloture Debate Coverage Of The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061) : Diggers Realm
Senate Cloture Debate Coverage Of The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061)
Just thought I'd drop a quick note that the Senate cloture vote regarding The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061) is today at 11AM EST.
You can watch on CSPAN2 if you have it and I'll be reporting back on the results of the vote later on today.
www.diggersrealm.com /mt/archives/001843.html   (1521 words)

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