Petition for Cloture Motion

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As the Senate floor debate entered its third week, Mansfield and Dirksen began to explore ways to end debate and bring the bill to a vote. As they quietly polled members, on May 21, 1965, Philip A. Hart (D-MI), the bill’s floor manager, initiated a petition for a cloture motion that was signed by 29 Democrats and 9 Republicans. Four days later, Senate approval of the debate-limiting closure by a vote of 70 to 30 was only the second time in its history, and the second time in two years, that the Senate had stopped debate in order to vote on a civil rights bill. On May 26, the Senate passed S. 1564 by a vote of 77 to 19.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Office of the Secretary. "Petition for Cloture Motion." Petition for Cloture Motion, May, 21, 1965; “Cloture Petition” folder, Unanimous Consent to Resignations, Box 3; Secretary of the Senate; 89th Congress; Records the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 09 December 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/201.

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Title

Petition for Cloture Motion

Subject

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Description

As the Senate floor debate entered its third week, Mansfield and Dirksen began to explore ways to end debate and bring the bill to a vote. As they quietly polled members, on May 21, 1965, Philip A. Hart (D-MI), the bill’s floor manager, initiated a petition for a cloture motion that was signed by 29 Democrats and 9 Republicans. Four days later, Senate approval of the debate-limiting closure by a vote of 70 to 30 was only the second time in its history, and the second time in two years, that the Senate had stopped debate in order to vote on a civil rights bill. On May 26, the Senate passed S. 1564 by a vote of 77 to 19.

Creator

United States. Congress. Senate. Office of the Secretary

Source

Petition for Cloture Motion, May, 21, 1965; “Cloture Petition” folder, Unanimous Consent to Resignations, Box 3; Secretary of the Senate; 89th Congress; Records the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-05-21

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

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