In the House or Senate chamber, a request by a member to institute any of a wide array of parliamentary actions. The member “moves” for a certain procedure, such as the consideration of a measure. The precedence of motions, and whether they are debatable, is set forth in the House and Senate manuals.
- Motion to Recommit / Recommit to Committee / Table / Lay on the Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- Reconsider a Vote / Motion to Reconsider (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- Calendar of Motions to Discharge Committees (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- § 6.140 House Floor: Motion to Recommit and Final Passage, § 6.200 Time Agreements and Motions to Proceed on the Senate Floor, § 6.240 Senate Floor: Motion to Reconsider and Final Passage, in Congressional Deskbook
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