S.RES.16: A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
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Sponsor Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
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.)

Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to prescribe a procedure for a bipartisan cloture motion on a motion to proceed to a measure or matter.

Requires the motion to be signed by 16 Senators, including the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader, 7 additional Senators not affiliated with the majority, and 7 additional Senators not affiliated with the minority.

Requires: (1) the Presiding Officer, or the clerk at the Presiding Officer's direction, to lay the motion before the Senate one hour after the Senate meets on the following calendar day; and (2) a vote on the motion, without further debate, if cloture is invoked.

Amends Rule XXVIII (Conference Committees; Reports; Open Meetings) to make it in order, when a message from the House of Representatives is laid before the Senate, f...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 24, 2013

Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 9. Record Vote Number: 2. (text: CR S274)

Jan. 24, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S270-274)
Jan. 24, 2013 Submitted in the Senate. (text of measure as introduced: CR S293-294)