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.



Jan 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Failed Senate on Jan 27, 2011

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


Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa



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Jan 5, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 27, 2011
Failed Senate

A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.

S.Res. 8 (112th) was a 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.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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