See Closure, 5.
The agreement of a 3/5 majority of the Senate that debate on a given measure shall cease at a specified time. This parliamentary procedure, in resolution or petition form, is used only as a last resort to end a filibuster. (The House does not have a cloture provision.)
a parliamentary action to cease debate on a bill and vote immediately on its advancement.
Method of limiting debate or ending a filibuster in the Senate. At least 60 Senators must vote in favor before cluture can be invoked. Related definitions: Filibuster
A process by which debate can be ended in the Senate. A motion for cloture requires 16 Senator's signatures for introduction and the support of two-thirds of those present and voting.
a vote of 60 or more Senators, required to end a filibuster.
the formal end to a debate or filibuster in the Senate requiring a three-fifths vote.
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
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 in the Senate to force an end to a filibuster, thus permitting a measure, amendment, or motion to come to a vote. After a cloture petition is filed, a vote on a motion to invoke cloture is taken, requiring the affirmative vote of 60 Senators.
The Senate motion to end a filibuster is called "cloture," meaning to cut off, or choke off, debate. Cloture takes 60 votes or more to take effect. If successful, cloture assures a vote on final passage can occur on the matter being filibustered. Once adopted, cloture requires that debate come to an end, but gradually. It allows 30 additional hours, if needed, for further debate or amending. In routine practice, the Senate rarely uses any of the extra time, but proceeds straight to final consideration.
The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.
Process to end a filibuster other than by unanimous consent in 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.
A method of limiting debate or ending a filibuster in the Senate. Sixty of the 100 Senators must vote in favor of cloture for it to occur.
A resolution that brings an end to debate on a measure, often used to stop a filibuster.
A motion generally used in the Senate to end a filibuster. Invoking cloture requires a vote by 3/5 of the full Senate. If cloture is invoked further debate is limited to 30 hours, it is not a vote on the passage of the piece of legislation.
A procedure used in the Senate to cut off or limit debate on a piece of legislation, required when a filibuster occurs. A cloture petition must be signed by 16 members to be introduced and requires a three-fifths majority of the elected Senate (60 votes if there are no vacancies) for passage. If the cloture motion is approved, debate on the pending legislation is limited to 100 hours of consideration.
The process of closing off debate on a bill or resolution in the Senate. It requires the signatures of 16 senators in order for it to be introduced on the Senate floor. One hour after the Senate meets on the second calendar day after the motion has been introduced, it is considered as a yea-and-nay vote. If three-fifths of all senators (sixty if there are no vacancies) vote for the motion, final action on the debated matter must take place by the end of thirty additional hours of consideration.
In parliamentary procedure, cloture (pr: KLO-cher) (also called closure, and sometimes a guillotine) is a motion or process aimed at bringing debate to a quick end.