Stabenow, who voted against the cloture motion
and said she strongly opposes the Azar nomination, said that, when she questioned Azar, he appeared to be vague about whether he supports either the Affordable Care Act EHB benefits mandate or a federal requirement that health insurance cover maternity and newborn expenses.
Despite the urgency to resolve the nation's economic crisis, a disproportionate amount of the Senate's business is spent on the voting on cloture motions
not in order to conduct or perpetuate a filibuster per
Church filed a cloture motion
under Rule XXII to bring his three-fifths
Calling the cloture motion
proposal "another reactionary movement masquerading in the name of reform," Sherman argued that an elimination of the filibuster goes directly against the constitutional principles upon which the Senate as a body was formed.
1745 and sent a cloture motion
signed by sixteen Senators to the Senate President's desk.(77) The cloture motion
was delayed, however, because of the rapidly unfolding events surrounding the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the U.S.
On Thursday, July 29, Republican Senators defeated a procedural cloture motion
to limit debate and move toward a final vote on the Senate version of the Small Business Jobs Act (H.R.
Based on a proposal by Majority Leader Senator Reid and adopted by unanimous consent on May 26, 2010, the Senate agreed to consider and vote on six amendments within strict time limits, to be followed by a vote on a cloture motion
filed on May 25, 2010.
Today's cloture motion
passed after a failed attempt on Wednesday when a pair of Democratic senators said a few more amendments needed to be considered.
"I am hopeful that Republicans share our belief that now is the time to complete our work on this important bill and move back to our equally important jobs agenda," Reid said in a released statement after filing the cloture motion
The first procedural vote on the effort was blocked on Monday by Senate Republicans, with a cloture motion
failing in a 57-41 vote.
From that point forward, debate in the Senate concerning the nomination had moved beyond the question of whether to consider and on to the question of whether to confirm Under these circumstances, Senate approval of only one cloture motion
, not two, was required to end debate and bring the nomination to a confirmation vote.