December 1, 2014 - Issue: Vol. 160, No. 144 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 2nd Session
CLOTURE MOTION; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 144
(Senate - December 01, 2014)
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[Pages S6229-S6230] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CLOTURE MOTION The PRESIDING OFFICER. Pursuant to rule XXII, the Chair lays before the Senate the pending cloture motion, which the clerk will state. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Cloture Motion We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of Noah Bryson Mamet, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Argentine Republic. Harry Reid, Robert Menendez, Patrick J. Leahy, Patty Murray, Debbie Stabenow, Benjamin L. Cardin, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Christopher Murphy, Brian Schatz, Richard J. Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Tom Harkin, Angus S. King, Jr., Tom Udall, Mazie K. Hirono, Sheldon Whitehouse. The PRESIDING OFFICER. By unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. The question is, Is it the sense of the Senate that debate on the nomination of Noah Bryson Mamet, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Argentine Republic, shall be brought to a close? The yeas and nays are mandatory under the rule. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk called the roll. Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Louisiana (Ms. Landrieu), the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski), the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Sanders), the Senator from Michigan (Ms. Stabenow), and the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Whitehouse) are necessarily absent. Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Tennessee (Mr. Alexander), the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Coburn), the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Cochran), the Senator from Arizona (Mr. McCain), the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Moran), the Senator from Alaska (Ms. Murkowski), the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Roberts), the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Toomey), and the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter). Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Tennessee (Mr. Alexander) would have voted ``no.'' The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The yeas and nays resulted--yeas 50, nays 36, as follows: [Rollcall Vote No. 291 Ex.] YEAS--50 Baldwin Begich Bennet Blumenthal Booker Boxer Brown Cantwell Cardin Carper Casey Coons Donnelly Durbin Feinstein Franken Gillibrand Hagan Harkin Heinrich Heitkamp Hirono Johnson (SD) Kaine King Klobuchar Leahy Levin Manchin Markey [[Page S6230]] McCaskill Menendez Merkley Murphy Murray Nelson Pryor Reed Reid Rockefeller Schatz Schumer Shaheen Tester Udall (CO) Udall (NM) Walsh Warner Warren Wyden NAYS--36 Ayotte Barrasso Blunt Boozman Burr Chambliss Coats Collins Corker Cornyn Crapo Cruz Enzi Fischer Flake Graham Grassley Hatch Heller Hoeven Inhofe Isakson Johanns Johnson (WI) Kirk Lee McConnell Paul Portman Risch Rubio Scott Sessions Shelby Thune Wicker NOT VOTING--14 Alexander Coburn Cochran Landrieu McCain Mikulski Moran Murkowski Roberts Sanders Stabenow Toomey Vitter Whitehouse The PRESIDING OFFICER. On this vote, the yeas are 50, the nays are 36. The motion is agreed to. ____________________