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1/3/2013--Introduced.Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate with respect to cloture votes to close debate (end a filibuster) on any measure, motion,... Read More

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

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RESOLUTION

Amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be invoked with less than a three-fifths majority after additional debate.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. SENATE CLOTURE MODIFICATION.

Paragraph 2 of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended to read as follows: ``2. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of rule II or rule IV or any other rule of the Senate, at any time a motion signed by sixteen Senators, to bring to a close the debate upon any measure, motion, other matter pending before the Senate, or the unfinished business, is presented to the Senate, the Presiding Officer, or clerk at the direction of the Presiding Officer, shall at once state the motion to the Senate, and one hour after the Senate meets on the following calendar day but one, he shall lay the motion before the Senate and direct that the clerk call the roll, and upon the ascertainment that a quorum is present, the Presiding Officer shall, without debate, submit to the Senate by a yea-and-nay vote the question: `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 present and voting--then said measure, motion, or other matter pending before the Senate, or the...

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Hello, We along with 95% of the politically active voter's in Arkansas oppose S.Res. 5 ("A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be"). This child like action will no longer be excused. Together we can save America. Thank you and no reply is needed. Thank you, Paul

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SaveTheUSConsititution
AR-4
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 5 ("A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be") because the reason for the 3/5 law is still valid. That will never change. I understand some people are eager to pass laws but undermining the principal behind the 3/5 law is not the proper way and it only serves to underline the importance of the said rule.

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theitperson
IL-2
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 5 ("A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be") Desperation. I'm telling ya, get the banksters, regulate the monetary system, before it's too late.

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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 5 ("A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be") because the filibuster is a tool that should remain available to the minority party for those issues that they truly feel passionate enough about to invest the time and effort to exercise a filibuster. However, that said, the current rule that forces a 3/5 vote to move to cloture based solely on the threat of filibuster is not just wrong it is absurd. I firmly believe the filibuster should be there but ONLY IF AN ACTUAL STAND UP AND STAY UP AND SPEAK FILIBUSTER IS ACTUALLY EXERCISED!

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DMforGOOOH
TX-4
2 years ago

I oppose S.Res. 5 ("A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be") because... this bill violates the expressed direction given the Senate in the Constitution. You cannot legally restrict how long debate on a bill requires and remain lawfull to the Constitution. Additional comment on H.R 21 - My objection Continued: Each State has laws pursuant to gun purchase, ownership and transfer of firearms and procedures in place to handle transference of firearms, sold or given, between States. Enforce existing laws. We do not need additional laws which infringe on our rights along with bring back failed laws (such as the Brady Bill). After reading the 37 page bill, I believe I could write a 37 page response as to why I strongly object to this bill becoming Law. I choose not to. There are too many proposed bills to respond to and more continue to appear as you know. What I want is for you to represent my position and vote yes for laws that are based on the Constitution, our Constitution and not that of the United Nations or other country’s constitution or “International Law” the exception being the Geneva Convention.

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rich1192
NC-12
2 years ago

I oppose S.Res. 5 ("A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be"): I ABSOLUTELY and vehemently OPPOSE this Bill! It is CLEARLY in hopes of attaining power to be able to "fast-track" pet legislation and bypass (or at a minimum abuse) due process. This is unreasonable and downright un-American in both context and intent! What a pathetic ploy at paving the way for our Government to be able to say: “Damn the people! We do what we want!” This is not right. The person who put this in should be summarily and immediately fired!

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PrideInFamily
GA-12
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate with respect to cloture votes to close debate (end a filibuster) on any measure, motion, or other matter pending before the Senate. Declares that if the Senate fails to invoke cloture with respect to a measure, motion, or other pending matter, or the unfinished business, subsequent motions to end debate on the same measure, motion, matter, or unfinished business, may be filed, but only by unanimous consent, until the previous motion has been disposed of. States that the affirmative vote on a subsequent motion to close debate on any measure, motion, or other matter, or unfinished business (other than a measure or motion to amend Senate rules) shall be reduced by three votes on the second such motion, and by three additional votes on each succeeding motion, until the affirmative vote is reduced to a number equal to or less than an affirmative vote of a majority of the Senators duly chosen and sworn. Declares that the required vote shall then be an affirmative vote of a majority of such Senators. Prohibits any further reduction in the requirement of an affirmative vote of a majority of Senators upon any vote taken on any later motion to close debate on the same measure, motion, matter, or unfinished business. Authorizes the Majority and Minority Leaders, after debate has concluded under the rule (cloture) but before final disposition of the pending matter, each to offer up to three leadership amendments if they have been timely filed and are germane to the matter being amended. Limits debate on a leadership amendment to one hour equally divided. Prohibits division of such amendments.

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