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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

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

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 (CRS) (PDF)

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