Senators rarely occupy the floor of the Senate for an active filibuster, and instead place the burden on the majority to successfully move for cloture
25) In its original form, the cloture
rule could be
Rule states that "to amend the Senate rules .
Kelly Ayotte, also a member of the Senate small business committee and a minority member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, voted against cloture
Goodwin, a Democrat, cast his vote with the majoirity on the cloture
Bush's presidency (2001 to 2008), the number of cloture
motions rose by -- percent.
Their efforts with the 110th Congress were successful in that the 60 votes necessary to enforce cloture
couldn't be obtained.
Richard Burr is a good example of a Republican senator who had earlier committed to support President Bush on amnesty but, owing to concerted constituent pressure, reversed himself in the last minutes and voted against cloture
a supporter of the price-fixing measure, actually voted against cloture
, not because he was in favor of the filibuster, but as a procedural maneuver.
Regardless of the party in power, we think the filibuster and the need for a cloture
vote to halt it are good for debate, whether over issues or judicial nominees.
1) In addition, the Senate cloture
rule provides that
He scheduled the ob-gyn medical malpractice bill for two days of debate with a cloture
vote scheduled for 5 p.