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S.RES.4: A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the legislative process.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
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Sponsor Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 21 (19 Democrats, 2 Independents)
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate to limit, with exceptions, consideration of a motion to proceed to the consideration of any debatable matter to not more than two hours, equally divided between, and controlled by, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees.

Considers cloture of debate to have been invoked upon affirmative vote on the question of closing debate by three-fifths of Senators (two-thirds of those present and voting on a measure or motion to amend the Senate rules).

Makes it in order for the Majority Leader (or his or her designee), if the question on closing debate is decided in the affirmative by a majority of Senators voting but less than three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn (or less than two-thirds of the Senators voting, a quorum being present, in the case of a measure or motion to amend the Senate rules), to initiate a period of extended debate, to begin one hour later, up...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 3, 2013 Submitted in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Over, Under the Rule. (text of measure as introduced: CR S14)