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Motion to Invoke Cloture: William Beach to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor: William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, for a term of four years

Mar 13, 2019 at 12:41 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 56%
 
 
 
55
53
 
2
 
0
 
Nay 44%
 
 
 
43
0
 
41
 
2
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
2
0
 
2
 
0
 

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

The Yea votes represented 49% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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Statistically Notable Votes

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