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S.RES.6: A resolution to modify extended debate 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 Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
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 consider 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, upon the measure, motion, or other matter pending before the Senate, or the unfinished business, in relation to which the motion to close debate was offered.

Provides procedures applicable during such extended debate concerning: (1) the consider...

(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 S15)