Tag: motion

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adoption / Adopted / Agreed To     U.S. HOUSE RESOLUTION PRESSES TURKEY TO RETURN STOLEN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES     Adoption / Adopted: Usual parliamentary term for approval of conference report. Under House Rule XI – Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business, “Each standing committee […]

Motion (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Motion (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Motion 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, […]

Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Question (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Question Question: Any matter on which the House or Senate is to vote, such as passage of a bill, adoption of an amendment, agreement to a motion, or an appeal. During a filibuster in the Senate, a senator may yield to another senator for a […]

Table a Bill / Motion to Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Table a Bill / Motion to Table (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Table a Bill / Motion to Table Table a Bill: Motions to table, or to “lay on the table,” are used to block or kill amendments or other parliamentary questions. When approved, a tabling motion is considered the final disposition of that issue. One of […]