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The PRESIDING OFFICER. Pursuant to rule XXII, the Chair lays before
the Senate the pending cloture motion, which the clerk will state.
The legislative clerk read as follows:
We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the
provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate,
do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination
of Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States
Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
Dan Sullivan, John Barrasso, John Cornyn, Orrin G. Hatch,
Ron Johnson, Chuck Grassley, Tom Cotton, Richard Burr,
James Lankford, Lamar Alexander, John Kennedy, Cory
Gardner, James M. Inhofe, Michael B. Enzi, John Thune,
Richard C. Shelby, Mitch McConnell.
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 Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States
Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, shall be brought to a close?
The yeas and nays are mandatory under the rule.
The clerk will call the roll.
The legislative clerk called the roll.
Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the
Senator from North Carolina (Mr. Burr), the Senator from South Carolina
(Mr. Graham), and the Senator from Arizona (Mr. McCain).
Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from New Jersey (Mr.
Menendez), the Senator from Oregon (Mr. Merkley), and the Senator from
Michigan (Mr. Peters) are necessarily absent.
The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Lankford). Are there any other Senators in
the Chamber desiring to vote?
The yeas and nays resulted--yeas 68, nays 26, as follows:
[Rollcall Vote No. 180 Leg.]
The PRESIDING OFFICER. On this vote, the yeas are 68, the nays are
The motion is agreed to.
The majority leader.