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Cloture (1952)

WHEREAS, the present Senate Cloture Rule XXII permits a small minority of senators to filibuster (talk a bill to death), thus preventing liberal legislation, especially Civil Rights legislation, from becoming law, and

WHEREAS, the present rule requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds (64) of all senators (96) to close a debate,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that National Women’s League of the United Synagogue urge the Senate to prevent filibuster by changing the rule of cloture, so that a majority of those senators present and voting can terminate debate.