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S.RES.15: A resolution to improve procedures for the consideration of legislation and nominations in the Senate.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about congress
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Sponsor Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 24, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Limits to four hours any debate on a motion to proceed to the consideration of a measure or matter. Applies the following conditions on the proposal of amendments if the motion to proceed is agreed to:

  • the first amendments in order shall be one first-degree amendment each offered by the minority, the majority, the minority, and the majority (with forfeiture of the right to offer an amendment if it is not offered in its designated order);
  • makes it out of order, if a cloture motion has been filed, for: (1) the minority to propose its first amendment unless it has been submitted to the Senate Journal Clerk by 1:00 p.m. on the day following the filing of the cloture motion, (2) the majority to propose its first amendment unless it has been submitted by 3:00 p.m. on such day, (3) the minority to propose its second amendm...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 24, 2013

Resolution agreed to in Senate, under the order of 1/24/2012, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 78 - 16. Record Vote Number: 1. (text: CR S272)

Jan. 24, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S270-274; text of measure as introduced: CR S293)
Jan. 24, 2013 Submitted in the Senate. (text of measure as introduced: CR S293)