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1. To apply cloture to ( a parliamentary debate ).
2. We believe the abuse of the cloture rule ending debate is a violation of fundamental Constitutional principles.
3. For most of the 19th century the majority in the Senate had no way to move to "cloture"—ie, end a filibuster and force a vote.
4. This device, called “cloture,” can halt filibusters, but it was used rarely because as it was so difficult to gain the support of that many senators.
5. Yesterday, we saw the cloture of the Medicare Modernization Act.
6. Senators hold a wide range of political views, and not all party members will favor cloture on the same issues.
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7. In 1975, the Senate reduced the number of votes needed for cloture to three-fifths (60).
8. Alternatively, even if the Democrats do not earn 60 seats, on certain topics they may be able to invoke cloture with the help of some moderate Republicans.
9. The ad suggests that if Obama wins the presidency and the Democrats have enough members to invoke cloture, the Democratic president’s proposals could pass through the Senate with minimal debate.
10. This minority resorts to the Senate rule requiring a three-fifths vote — 60 votes — to close (invoke cloture on) debate.
11. None of Splash’s correspondents cared about or even knew Senator Kennedy’s position on the estate tax, or whether he’d invoke cloture on a resolution to incrementally finance the defense budget.
12. Under Senate rules, it takes 60 votes to invoke cloture and usher a bill to a vote.
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