Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General: Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General

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.

Congress
115th Congress
Date
Feb 7, 2017
Chamber
Senate
Number
#55
Result:
Cloture Motion Agreed to

Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 52
 
 
 
52%
51 1 0
  Nay 47
 
 
 
47%
0 45 2
Present 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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