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S Amdt 1 - Filibuster Amendment - Key Vote

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John McCain III voted Yea (Tabling Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Tabled (Senate) (76-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Filibuster Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that decreases the number of Senators needed to invoke cloture.

Highlights:
  • Requires a 3/5 vote of the Senate (60 votes) to invoke cloture on the first vote.
  • Decreases the number of Senators needed to invoke cloture by 3 votes for each subsequent cloture vote until a simple majority (51 votes) is needed to invoke cloture.
Note:

NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Filibuster Amendment

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Co-sponsors

  • Joseph I. 'Joe' Lieberman (CT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Claiborne 'Clay' Pell (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles S. Robb (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
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