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  • noun Plural form of cloture.


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  • They've tracked the number of cloture filings (when the majority begins the process of breaking a filibuster), cloture votes (when they vote to break the filibuster), and clotures (when the majority actually breaks the filibuster) in each Congress since 1919, when the Senate first gave itself the power to break a filibuster.

    Breaking the filibuster in one graph

  • We've had the filibuster for many decades but the art of the post cloture filibuster, the filibuster that occurs after clotures in vote and that has proved to be a more filibuster than the pre cloture filibuster.

    The Senate: 1789-1989

  • The average annual filed cloture motions from 2001 through 2006 was 34, but jumped to 69 in the three years since; average votes on cloture grew from 27 to 50; and per annum invoked clotures ballooned from 13 to 33.



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