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Motion to Invoke Cloture: Stephen Akard to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, Department of State: Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador

Sep 10, 2019 at 2:43 p.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 91%
 
 
 
91
51
 
39
 
1
 
Nay 3%
 
 
 
3
0
 
3
 
0
 
Not Voting 6%
 
 
 
6
2
 
3
 
1
 

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

The Yea votes represented 94% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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