cloture

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In legislative assemblies that permit unlimited debate (filibuster); a motion, procedure or rule, by which debate is ended so that a vote may be taken on the matter. For example, in the United States Senate, a three-fifths majority vote of the body is required to invoke cloture and terminate debate
The formal procedure used to end a filibuster It can take up to three days and require 60 votes Cloture can also be used even if there is no filibuster underway, to ban non-germane amendments If cloture wins, 30 additional hours of debate are allowed prior to voting, but they are rarely used If cloture fails, debate would continue, without limits Instead, the bill is usually set aside: http: //www senate gov/learning/brief_13 html
the formal end to a debate or filibuster in the Senate requiring a three-fifths vote
The procedure by which a filibuster can be ended in the Senate Cloture requires the signatures of 16 Senators and the votes of three- fifths of the Senate
The procedure by which a filibuster can be ended in the Senate Cloture requires the signatures of 16 Senators and the votes of three-fifths of the entire Senate membership
{f} close a discussion, end a discussion with a vote
process used to stop a filibuster in the Senate
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
{i} act of ending a discussion with a vote; closure
In the Senate, the only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote If a super majority of 60 senators vote for cloture, time limits for debate will be set
A parliamentary maneuver which, if a three-fifths majority votes for it, limits Senate debate to 100 hours and has the effect of defeating a filibuster
a way of ending an argument over a bill in the US government and forcing a vote on it (clôture , from closure, from clausura, from claudere; CLOSE)
terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
Process to stop a filibuster in the Senate Sixty senators must vote for cloture in order to stop debate and bring a bill to a vote
(Senate only) The process by which a filibuster can be ended in the Senate other than by unanimous consent A motion for cloture can apply to any measure before the Senate, including a proposal to change the chamber’s rules A cloture motion requires the signatures of 16 senators to be introduced
Closing off debate The Senate put an end to unlimited debate in 1917 when it provided that two-thirds of those present may invoke the "rule of cloture" and set a time limit for discussion In 1975, support necessary for cloture was changed to three fifths of the entire Senate; in 1979, a 100-hour cap on debate was imposed after cloture was invoked to limit the use of delaying amendments
clotures
plural of cloture
cloture

    Hyphenation

    clo·ture

    Turkish pronunciation

    klōçır

    Synonyms

    closure

    Pronunciation

    /ˈklōʧər/ /ˈkloʊʧɜr/

    Etymology

    [ 'klO-ch&r ] (noun.) 1871. From the French clôture, closure. In Canada, French Canadian usage: Quebec province's common usage meaning a "fence", a physical barrier that delineates a land property line. If you would like to install fencing on your property, you would look up in the Yellow Pages/Les Pages Jaunes, Quebec companies who would do "clôture" installations and also find Quebec "clôture" manufacturers.

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