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On the Nomination PN55: Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

This vote confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a justice on the Supreme Court. The vote followed three other significant votes advancing the nomination:

  • First Cloture Vote, which failed with only 55 votes in favor, 5 short of the 60 required. The Democrats blocked cloture so that they could filibuster the nomination.
  • Nuclear Option Vote, in which the rule for cloture on Supreme Court nominations was changed to a simple majority from a 3/5ths threshold.
  • Second Cloture Vote, which with 55 votes in favor succeeded under the new simple majority rule requiring just 51. Cloture limited further debate to 30 hours so that this up-or-down vote could be taken and not be filibustered.

115th Congress
Apr 7, 2017
Nomination Confirmed

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Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 54
51 3 0
  Nay 45
0 43 2
Not Voting 1
1 0 0
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Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?
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