Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to consider cloture of debate to have been invoked upon affirmative vote on the question... 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

To modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. 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 substitute amendment for a bill or resolution, a motion with respect to amendments between the Houses, a conference report, or advice and consent to a nomination or treaty, and if such question shall be decided in the affirmative by a majority of Senators voting, a quorum being present, 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), then it shall be in order for the Majority Leader (or his or her designee) to initiate a period of extended debate upon the measure, motion, or other matter pending before the Senate, or the unfinished...

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I support S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") because it is time to ensure that the 113th Congress won't be another 'do nothing' roadblock to anything Progressive.

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flowersmart
TN-8
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") Back in the early days of modems, I can remember bbs's had time-banks, couldn't ya just be men and women and stick excess time into that bank, or just give the speaker emergency time to clarify, some people speak fast, some don't, but if your going to increase time to clarify, it better be to clarify and not pull stunts, dirty tricks, letting the people carry the can. If you truly want to, I believe you'll figure it out.

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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") because this bill is merely an attempt by the left to try and push things through the legislative process unnoticed.

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anonymous29730
SC-5
1 year ago

I oppose S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") because... there are times we need a Mister Smith to go to Washington.

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bearco
FL-2
2 years ago

I oppose S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") primarily because the minority party should have some protections against a majority party running roughshod over them. However, that said, the current rules are all wrong as the rules allow just a simple statement of I am going to filibuster this vote. They don't have to actually filibuster. If it is important enough to the minority party to protest the bill then it should be important enough for a member of the minority party have to stand up and hold the floor and speak long enough to avoid a vote on a bill, regardless of how long that takes. The rules as they current exist simply no longer work.

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DMforGOOOH
TX-4
2 years ago

I oppose S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") because... the more debate the better. we do not need to pass bills in a big hurry so we can find out what is in it. let the debate be extended more and not less.

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mjwilliamsmj
NC-11
2 years ago

I oppose S.Res. 6 ("A resolution to modify extended debate in the Senate to improve the legislative process.") because... it is against the check and balance written into the constitution so that a majority party in office cannot supress the manority party and thus remain lawfull to their privalage given them.

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rich1192
NC-12
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to consider 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.

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