Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee hold colloquy on Senate floor
Discussion between members during floor proceedings, generally to put on the record a mutual understanding about the intent of a provision or amendment. The discussion is often scripted in advance.
Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell Obamacare Colloquy on Senate Floor – Sept. 25, 2013
- Floor / Aisle / Candy Desk / Gallery (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- § 1.55 Floor Discussion of Schedule Changes, in Congressional Deskbook.
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- “Filling the Amendment Tree in the Senate,” CRS Report RS22854 (10-page PDF)
- “Filibusters and Cloture in the Senate,” CRS Report RL30360 (29-page PDF)
- “House Committee Markups: Manual of Procedures and Procedural Strategies,” CRS Report R41083 (220-page PDF)
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