Tag: RL31685

Filibuster, Cloture, Presidential Nominations, Article II Section 2 – CRS Reports

Filibuster, Cloture, Presidential Nominations, Article II Section 2 – CRS Reports

U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 2 “Procedures for Considering Changes in Senate Rules,” CRS Report R42929, January 22, 2013 (21-page PDF) “Proposals to Change the Operation of Cloture in the Senate,” CRS Report R41342, January 3, 2013 (26-page PDF) “Proposals to Reform ‘Holds’ in the Senate,” CRS Report RL31685, August 31, 2011 (26-page PDF) “Filibusters […]

Hold (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Hold (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Hold An informal practice by which a senator informs her floor leader that she does not wish a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration. The Majority Leader need not follow the senator’s wishes but is on notice that the opposing […]

Cloakroom / Hotline (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Cloakroom / Hotline (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Cloakroom / Hotline   Donnald K. Anderson: Running the Democratic Cloakroom   Democratic and Republican cloakrooms adjacent to the Senate and House chambers serve as gathering places for party members to discuss chamber business privately. Each cloakroom operates a “hotline” (telephone cloakroom recording) for party […]