Tag Archives: cloture

ENDA clears Senate procedural vote

The U.S. Senate invoked a motion for cloture this afternoon, 61 to 30, just one vote more than the 60 it needed to force the chamber to take up debate and consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). It is not

Republicans block judicial nominee’s confirmation

The nomination of a liberal judicial candidate considered supportive, at least personally, of marriage equality, failed to muster enough votes in the U.S. Senate Thursday, May 19, to bring his confirmation to the floor.

Vote against filibuster fails; no DADT repeal today

The Senate rejected a motion to break a Republican-led filibuster against an annual defense spending bill that includes language aimed at ending the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law banning gays. The vote was 56 to 43.

Tally on DADT-Defense procedural vote still uncertain

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) issued a statement Monday saying she would oppose the motion to proceed to consideration of the defense authorization bill, the legislation that includes language seeking repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.