skip to main content

Motion to Invoke Cloture re Nomination of Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Feb 16, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. ET.

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.

Totals

All Votes R D I
Yea 54%
 
 
 
54
52
 
2
 
0
 
Nay 46%
 
 
 
46
0
 
44
 
2
 

Cloture Motion Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 45% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

Ideology Vote Chart

Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.

What you can do

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?
Download as CSV

Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

All Votes