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  • Motion to cloture filed

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  • #2
    cool

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    • #3
      Looks like you finally found the link

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      • #4
        Please share the link

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        • #5
          What link?!
          I am watching live c-span 2 !

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          • #6
            http://www.c-span.org/

            Scroll down, click on "CSPAN2" under "LIVE STREAMS".

            Or simply turn on TV and tune in to S-SPAN2.

            Regards,
            IE

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            • #7
              So, what would the cloture do?
              Kill the bill prematurely?

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              • #8
                cloture - 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.

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                • #9
                  OH..I'm watching C-Span as well...just thought there was another link with play by play and behind the scenes action. Sorry.

                  Cloture would end the debate and would call for an up/down vote on the matter under discussion.

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                  • #10
                    Friends, I know the definitions, my question was what are they trying to accomplish with the cloture?

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                    • #11
                      Kennedy got majority but can't get super-majority to overcome FILIBUSTER.
                      Hee hee (What was he thinking? )

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                      • #12
                        The Republicans are trying to force an up/down vote on the Kyl/Cornyn amendment. The Democrats are using delay tactics to prevent that from happening. They want to vote on the Specter amendment (McCain/Kennedy bill). In order to kill the debate (stall tactics by the Democrats) the Republicans want to invoke cloture and force an up/down vote on the Kyl/Cornyn amendment, they need 60 votes. If they get the 60 votes, then they can get the up/down vote on the Kyl/Cornyn amendment.

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                        • #13
                          Cloture is usually invoked as an attempt to overcome a fillibuster in the Senate.

                          An individual Senator can fillibuster a Bill, meaning that debate is unlimited...so long as the Senator(s) keep talking. While a Bill is being debated, a vote cannot be scheduled.

                          A Motion of Cloture is invoked as a means to end a fillibuster, and thus end the debate.

                          If the Motion of Cloture is successful, by means of a super-majority vote (usually 60 Senators in favor), the fillibuster is broken and the Bill is scheduled for a vote.

                          In this case, it seems like the Motion of Cloture will not succeed, and the Immigration Amnesty Bill is history.

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                          • #14
                            Enough , super explanation, makes
                            perfect sense.

                            SunDevilUSA , copy&paste masta.

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                            • #15
                              Time Magazine has a very interesting article on the immigration issue, here's a small extract:

                              (Time.com) -- The numbers tell the story -- one of conflicted values and little resolution.

                              "Rather than expel illegal immigrants from the country, more than three-quarters of those polled (78 percent) favored allowing citizenship for those who are already here, if they have a job, demonstrate proficiency in English and pay their taxes.These figures help to shed light on how two chambers of Congress, both run by the same political party, should appear to be headed in such different directions on immigration. The Senate Judiciary has passed a measure far more open to immigration than the House version."

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