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On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 4851

This was a vote on “cloture” in the Senate, which means to end debate so that an up-or-down vote can be taken. A vote in favor is a vote to end debate and move to a vote on the issue itself, while a vote against is a vote to prolong debate or to filibuster.

The vote was related to H.R. 4851 (111th).

Totals Democrats Republicans Independents
Yea 60
 
 
 
60%
54
 
4
 
2
 
Nay 34
 
 
 
34%
0
 
34
 
0
 
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
3
 
3
 
0
 
Date:
Apr 12, 2010
Required:
3/5
Result:
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to
Source:
senate.gov

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