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  •  Thanks for the response (2+ / 0-)
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    DRo, msmacgyver

    But I'm still at a loss.
    "To Table", as I understand, means that it was not going to proceed.
    Had the vote been the reverse what would be the procedure at that point?
    Thanks

    •  You've reached the max (2+ / 0-)
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      Joealan, nellgwen

      of what I know ;P Maybe someone else can give a clearer answer. It is indeed a good question although I suspect the 2/3 (60) rule applies to bills and not amendments, but that's only my guess.

      Someone wiser than I may help us out.

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 09:42:59 AM PST

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    •  Thanks, I needed to check myself :) (3+ / 0-)
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      Joealan, DRo, Oh Mary Oh

      http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(parliamentary_procedure)

      Congressional use

      In both houses of the United States Congress, the motion to table is used to kill a motion without debate or a vote on the merits of the resolution. The rules do not provide for taking the motion from the table, and therefore consideration of the motion may be resumed only by a two-thirds vote to suspend the rules.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 10:06:07 AM PST

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