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Motion to Invoke Cloture Re: Samuel Dale Brownback to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom: Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

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 V
Yea 50%
 
 
 
 
50
49
 
0
 
0
 
1
 
Nay 49%
 
 
 
 
49
0
 
47
 
2
 
0
 
Not Voting 2%
 
 
 
 
2
2
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
The Vice President cast a tie-breaking vote.

Date: Jan 24, 2018

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Cloture Motion Agreed to

Source: senate.gov

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