Senate advances to a cloture vote

Speaker of the House Mitch McConnell called for a procedural vote for cloture in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Judicial Court.  As expected, the results were split 51/49 along party lines.

 The “cloture rule” or Rule 22 is a means with which the majority party can prevent a filibuster. If cloture is affirmatively applied, the issue can be granted up to 30 additional hours for discussion before the call for a floor vote is made.

Today’s vote for cloture put the brakes on a possible Democrat filibuster, which was their last, best hope to further delay or prevent a floor vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

  The floor vote could happen as soon as tomorrow. NMC will bring updates as this story continues to develop.

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