S.Res. 8 (112th): A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be invoked with less than a three-fifths majority after additional debate.

Introduced:

Jan 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Failed Senate on Jan 27, 2011

This resolution failed in the Senate on January 27, 2011.

Sponsor:

Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011
Length: 6 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/5/2011--Introduced.Amends rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate with respect to cloture votes to close debate (end a filibuster) on any measure, motion, or other ... Read more >
Related Bills
S.Res. 416 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 11, 2010

S.Res. 5 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Failed Senate
Jan 24, 2013

What is a resolution?

The “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 8” means this is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress. A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jan 5, 2011
Failed Senate
Jan 27, 2011
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Details

Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Votes
Jan 27, 2011 5:20 p.m.
Resolution Rejected 12/84

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