Nomination of Antony Blinken to Be Deputy Secretary of Stateby Senator Richard J. Durbin
Posted on 2014-12-16
DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. Boxer)
and the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Sanders) are necessarily absent.
Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Chambliss), the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Cochran), the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Johanns), the Senator from Utah (Mr.
[[Page S6897]] Lee), and the Senator from Alabama (Mr. Sessions).
Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Utah (Mr. Lee) would have voted ``nay.'' The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The yeas and nays resulted--yeas 53, nays 40, as follows: [Rollcall Vote No. 361 Ex.] YEAS--53 Baldwin Begich Bennet Blumenthal Booker Brown Cantwell Cardin Carper Casey Coons Donnelly Durbin Feinstein Franken Gillibrand Hagan Harkin Heinrich Heitkamp Hirono Johnson (SD) Kaine King Klobuchar Landrieu Leahy Levin Manchin Markey McCaskill Menendez Merkley Mikulski Murphy Murray Nelson Pryor Reed Reid Rockefeller Schatz Schumer Shaheen Stabenow Tester Udall (CO) Udall (NM) Walsh Warner Warren Whitehouse Wyden NAYS--40 Alexander Ayotte Barrasso Blunt Boozman Burr Coats Coburn Collins Corker Cornyn Crapo Cruz Enzi Fischer Flake Graham Grassley Hatch Heller Hoeven Inhofe Isakson Johnson (WI) Kirk McCain McConnell Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Risch Roberts Rubio Scott Shelby Thune Toomey Vitter Wicker NOT VOTING--7 Boxer Chambliss Cochran Johanns Lee Sanders Sessions The PRESIDING OFFICER. On this vote, the yeas are 53, the nays are 40.
The motion to invoke cloture is agreed to.
Cloture having been invoked, under the previous order, all time is yielded back.
The question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Antony Blinken, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of State? Mr. REID. I ask for the yeas and nays.