Ultimately, in both cases, cloture passed with 85 votes, and the cabinet nominees were easily confirmed.
The little pests will go on to a supposedly prestigious institution (the Senate) choked in ivy (or cloture debate).
Harry Reid promised to bring up the bill for a Senate cloture vote this week.
I will vote for cloture on the day we get back, and I think most of my colleagues will do the same.
The filing of a cloture motion sets a clock ticking, and at the end of the prescribed time period, votes will be taken.
By a 61-30 vote, the Senate voted for cloture Monday evening on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.
He said that when the Senate returns, "I intend to vote for cloture and not the nomination."
Once cloture was finally achieved, Jones was speedily confirmed by the Senate by a 53-42 vote.
If you had asked a Chicagoan, the honorable chairman would have been compelled to resort to cloture before the orator got through.
To prevent this Mr. Mason wishes a rule of cloture (or closure, as it is called in England) adopted.
1871, the French word for "closure, the action of closing," applied to debates in the French Assembly ("action of closing (debate) by will of a majority"), then to the House of Commons and U.S. Congress, from French clôture, from Old French closture (see closure). It was especially used in English by those opposed to the tactic.
In foreign countries the Clôture has been used notoriously to barricade up a majority against the "pestilent" criticism of a minority, and in this country every "whip" and force is employed by the majority to re-assert its continued supremacy and to keep its ranks intact whenever attacked. How this one-sided struggle to maintain solidarity can be construed into "good for all" is inexplicable in the sense uttered. ["The clôture and the Recent Debate, a Letter to Sir J. Lubbock," London, 1882]
A vote of a legislature used to stop debate on an issue and put the issue to a vote. (See filibuster.)