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PN 30 - Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General - Key Vote

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John McCain III voted Yea (Confirmation Vote) on this Nomination.

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Nomination - Nomination Confirmed (Senate) (52-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General.

Nomination - Cloture Invoked (Senate) (52-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a confirmation of President Donald Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General.

Highlights:
  • The presiding officer invoked the constitutional or "nuclear" option, allowing the cloture vote to pass with a simple majority.
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Nomination - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

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