cloture : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  • v  terminate debate by calling for a vote
    cloture the discussion

  • For every filibuster the cloture is invoked and its number has increased significantly in the past years.
  • Some British parliamentarians held the view that the cloture was actually modification of restrictions on debates.
  • There was no commitment to vote against the cloture and the vote went through and the filibuster was cut off.
News & Articles

  • Immigration Fix Up for Pivotal Senate Vote
    A typical procedural vote in the Senate could mean life or death for immigration overhaul. The Senate today is expected to take up cloture in a simple vote on whether to continue debate on the 'border surge' amendment proposed last week to rescue the faltering bill.        
    June 24, 2013 - ABC News
  • Reid moves to end immigration debate
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved Monday to end the debate on the immigration bill, filing a motion to set up final filibuster votes for Wednesday. As he opened the session Monday afternoon, Mr. Reid made the parliamentary move to schedule the cloture vote — moving to keep to his ...
    June 24, 2013 - The Washington Times
  • Senate immigration bill advances with support of 52 Democrats, 15 Republicans
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday to set time limits on debate over a sweeping immigration immigration bill, paving the way for likely passage later in the week.The vote was 67-27, seven more than needed. Supporting cloture were 52 Democrats...
    June 24, 2013 - New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • Ben Nelson in
    If it's not at the point where I think it needs to be with the improvements that I'm pushing -- and they've made a lot of them -- then I will not vote for cloture on the motion to end debate,Nelson said in an interview on KLIN radio in Nebraska.
  • Robert Menendez in Guardian Unlimited
    This action does nothing to allay my concerns about the increasingly right-wing tilt to these proceedings, and it makes it more difficult to vote in favor of invoking cloture on the bill,Menendez said, referring to Thursday's crucial vote to...

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