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Motion to Invoke Cloture: Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 with Further Amendment

This was the Senate's second attempt to move forward on H.R. 195, a bill for short-term funding of the federal government. The vote occurred on the third day of the government shutdown.

This was a vote on cloture, requiring 60 votes to pass. A vote in favor was a vote to move forward to an up-or-down vote on the final bill, the exact substance of which was not known at the time of the vote, but was reported to "fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a promise from Republican leaders to address the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.". A vote against was a vote to delay the bill and keep negotiating on a final deal.

The vote passed. The Senate will next draft final legislative language and take a simple majority vote. If the final text differs from the House's most recent passed text, the bill will go back to the House for another vote. If the House passes the Senate's bill and if the President signs it, the government shutdown will end.

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5] on January 3, 2017, H.R. 195: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; HEALTHY KIDS Act; Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017.


All Votes R D I
Yea 81%
Nay 18%
Not Voting 1%

Cloture Motion Agreed to. 3/5 Required. Jan 22, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Source:

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