Amendment Not Tabled
July 30, 1998(Key vote)
Title: Federal Election Commission Term Length
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to table an amendment that would limit the terms of the staff director and general counsel to four years.
Sets a 4 year term limit for the staff director or general counsel of the Federal Election Commission beginning on January 1, 1999.
Allows the terms to be extended if agreed to by a majority of the Commission.
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.