Cloture: Its Effect on Senate Proceedings

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Cloture is the only means by which the Senate can vote to limit debate on a matter, and thereby overcome a possible filibuster. Until 1949, cloture could not be invoked on nominations, and before 1980 this action was attempted only twice. From 1949 through 2002, cloture was sought on 35 nominations, and invoked on 21.

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Oleszek, Walter J. March 7, 2005.

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Cloture is the only means by which the Senate can vote to limit debate on a matter, and thereby overcome a possible filibuster. Until 1949, cloture could not be invoked on nominations, and before 1980 this action was attempted only twice. From 1949 through 2002, cloture was sought on 35 nominations, and invoked on 21.

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  • March 7, 2005

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Oleszek, Walter J. Cloture: Its Effect on Senate Proceedings, report, March 7, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6153/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.