Motion (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Motion

Démonstration de "motion capture" (Futur en Seine, pavillon de l'Arsenal), by dalbera

Démonstration de "motion capture" (Futur en Seine, pavillon de l'Arsenal), by dalbera

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.

Also see Motion to Discharge Committee; Motion to Proceed to Consider; Motion to Reconsider; § 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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