Cloture

What’s the Nuclear Option? Dismantling This Senate Jargon
 Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings, wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

Senate Advances Trade Promotion Authority
 

The Senate voted to advance Trade Promotion Authority Tuesday, keeping President Barack Obama's trade agenda on track.

The TPA vote was always going to be close, and the Senate voted 60-37 to cut off debate — the bare minimum to advance.