Cloture Not Invoked
June 22, 1999
NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.
March 17, 1999(Key vote)
Title: Steel Import Limitation bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would ensure steel imports do not exceed the average monthly volume of imported steel from July 1994 to July 1997.
Directs the President to negotiate enforceable voluntary export restraints, set temporary tariff surcharges or impose import quotas on steel for the next 3 years.
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish and implement a steel import notification and monitoring program.
Restricts importation of the following steel products: plates, sheets and strips, wire rods, wire and wire products, rail type products, bars, structural shapes and units, pipes and tubes, iron ore, and coke products.