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Motion to Invoke Cloture on McConnell Amdt. No. 2640

This vote was on the President's nuclear deal with Iran. Senator McConnell (R) proposed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would have replaced its text in its entirety with a resolution disapproving of the deal:

That Congress does not favor the agreement transmitted by the President to Congress on July 19, 2015, under subsection (a) of section 135 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2160e) for purposes of prohibiting the taking of any action involving any measure of statutory sanctions relief by the United States pursuant to such agreement under subsection (c)(2)(B) of such section.

This was a vote on “cloture” in the Senate, which means to end debate so that an up-or-down vote can be taken. The vote failed, meaning Democrats filibustered the amendment.

This vote was related to amendment S.Amdt. 2640 (114th) (Mitch McConnell) to H.J.Res. 61 (114th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 2640 (McConnell) to H.J.Res. 61: In the nature of a substitute..


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Yea 58%
Nay 42%

Date: Sep 10, 2015

Required: 3/5

Result: Cloture Motion Rejected


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