CLOTURE MOTION; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 144
(Senate - December 01, 2014)

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                             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

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     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.

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