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Cloture is a Senate procedure that limits further consideration of a pending proposal to thirty hours in order to end a filibuster.

        Senate Action of Cloture Motions, 1917-Present

Rules & Procedures

            Rule XXII
            Search: Riddick's Senate Procedure (GPO)
            Invoking Cloture in the Senate (pdf) (CRS)
            Cloture: Its Effect on Senate Proceedings (pdf) (CRS)
            Cloture Attempts on Nominations (pdf) (CRS)

Origins & Development

            Historical Briefing: Filibuster and Cloture
            Cloture Rule Mar 8, 1917
            "The American Senate" Published Jun 1, 1926
            Filibusters and Cloture in the Senate (pdf) (CRS)

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