Standing Rules of the United States Senate, Rule X

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Rule X of the Standing Rules of the United States Senate, established by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, governs special rules of the Senate and consists of one paragraph.

Any subject may be a special order of business for consideration by a vote of two-thirds of the Senators present. When the fixed time for its consideration arrives, the Presiding Officer shall lay it before the Senate. If there is unfinished business, it takes its place on the Calendar of Special Orders in the order of time at which it was made special. It is to be considered in the order when there is no unfinished business. Part 2 states that all motions are to change in this order, or to proceed to the consideration of other business, shall be decided without debate.