Nomination of Antony Blinken to Be Deputy Secretary of Stateby Senator Jon Tester
Posted on 2014-12-16
TESTER. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order
for the quorum call be rescinded.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
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 bill 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 Antony Blinken, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of State.
Harry Reid, Brian Schatz, Patrick J. Leahy, Bernard Sanders, John E. Walsh, Patty Murray, Jack Reed, Tom Udall, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Debbie Stabenow, Christopher A. Coons, Robert Menendez, Carl Levin, Barbara Boxer, Tom Harkin, Richard J. Durbin.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is, Is it the sense of the Senate that debate on the nomination of Antony Blinken, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of State, shall be brought to a close? The yeas and nays are mandatory under the rule.
The clerk will call the roll.