Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to limit, with exceptions, consideration of a motion to proceed to the consideration of any... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

RESOLUTION

To limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the legislative process.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. MOTIONS TO PROCEED.

Paragraph 1 of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by inserting at the end the following new paragraph: ``Other than a motion made during the first 2 hours of a new legislative day as described in paragraph 2 of rule VIII, consideration of a motion to proceed to the consideration of any debatable matter, including debate on any debatable motion or appeal in connection therewith, shall be limited to not more than 2 hours, to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees. This paragraph shall not apply to motions considered nondebatable by the Senate pursuant to rule or precedent.''.

SEC. 2. EXTENDED DEBATE.

Paragraph 2 of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by striking the second undesignated paragraph and inserting the following: ``Is it the sense of the Senate that the debate shall be brought to a close? And if that question shall be decided in the affirmative by three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn, except on a measure or motion to amend the Senate rules, in which case the necessary affirmative vote shall be two-thirds of the Senators voting, a quorum being present, then cloture has been invoked. ``If that question is on disposition of a bill or joint resolution, a resolution or concurrent resolution, a...

Read Full Text

Sentiment Map

Select:

Nation

32 Supporting
469 Opposing
6% 94%

State: CA

1 Supporting
17 Opposing
6% 94%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
1 Opposing
0% 100%

Popularity Trend

Organizations Supporting

No organizations supporting yet.

Organizations Opposing

No organizations opposing yet.

Users Supporting

I support S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because the filibuster has been abused by politicians who "phone it in". If something is important enough to be filibustered, then it is important enough to stand up and speak to defend your position for as long as it takes. Support this bill.

Share
FL
16
freethinker1
FL-16
2 years ago

I support S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because it's time to end the tyranny of the minority in the Senate. Restore democracy and get rid of the filibuster.

Share
WA
1
DavidB
WA-1
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because... The filibuster protects minority rights and needs to be retained.

Share
GA
11
czwkjohn
GA-11
10 months ago

I oppose S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because... What will happen when the Republicans take over the house and the senate? Will they use these new rules against the left? Which begs another question or three. Will the next president be a Republican? Will he use his 'Pen and Phone' to illegally circumvent congress? Will he repeal Obamacare on his first day in office? Or will he do it legally, and just organize the 50 state legislators to use Article V, to enact term-limits on congress and the US supreme court? Maybe even shut down the IRS & EPA??

Share
MA
5
RichardXring
MA-5
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because we must protect the rights of the minority to protect ourselves when we become the minority.

Share
CA
6
jlhaile
CA-6
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because... of Harry Byrd the famous KKK leader and Ranking Democrat from West Virginia was famous for long winded filibusters. If it was good enough for dirty Harry the 1st, it's good enough for the rest.

Share
MO
3
rickhall4318
MO-3
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the") because the fillibuster is a legitimate part of the processes in the Senate and is there for protection of views.

Share
SC
5
anonymous29730
SC-5
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 4 ("A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the"). I am totally conflicted on this bill. I absolutely agree that the filibuster is atool that should remain in place,HOWEVER, I only support the filibuster when it is used properly. Currently the filibuster has been being abused. If a senator is going to use the filibuster then they should be required that they actually have to speak continuously as it was originally intended! I abhor the partisan abuse of the filibuster. If a senator truly believes a proposed bill is that completely wrong for America, then by all means stand up and take aposition.

Share
TX
4
DMforGOOOH
TX-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to limit, with exceptions, consideration of a motion to proceed to the consideration of any debatable matter to not more than two hours, equally divided between, and controlled by, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees. Considers cloture of debate to have been invoked upon affirmative vote on the question of closing debate by three-fifths of Senators (two-thirds of those present and voting on a measure or motion to amend the Senate rules). Makes it in order for the Majority Leader (or his or her designee), if the question on closing debate is decided in the affirmative by a majority of Senators voting but less than three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn (or less than two-thirds of the Senators voting, a quorum being present, in the case of a measure or motion to amend the Senate rules), to initiate a period of extended debate, to begin one hour later, upon the measure, motion, or other matter pending before the Senate, or the unfinished business, in relation to which the motion to close debate was offered. Provides procedures applicable during such extended debate concerning: (1) the consideration of the measure, motion, or other pending matter, or the unfinished business, as the unfinished business to the exclusion of all other business; (2) the raising of a question about the presence of a quorum; (3) motions to adjourn or recess during such debate; (4) the number of times a Senator may speak; (5) postponement of a vote by the Majority Leader; and (6) the effects upon cloture if at any time no Senator seeks recognition. Limits to two hours post-cloture debate on the question of advice and consent to a nomination other than one to a position as Justice of the Supreme Court. Amends Rule XXVIII (Conference Committees; Reports; Open Meetings) to make in order and limit to two hours consideration of a nondivisible motion to: (1) disagree to a House amendment or insist upon a Senate amendment, (2) request a committee of conference with the House or to agree to a House request for a committee of conference, and (3) authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees (or to appoint conferees).

S.Res. 3 A resolution fixing the hour of daily meeting of the Senate. S.Res. 5 A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for...