Immediately following the confirmation vote for OMB nominee Mulvaney is the cloture vote for Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Senator McCain will apparently be absent for the vote, but his isn’t necessary: despite Susan Collins now voting no, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is a yes, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp is a likely yes too. The one question mark we still have left is on Jon Tester, who has yet to release a statement either way. The cloture vote will likely happen between 11am and 1130am, and assuming 30 hours of debate are allowed, a final confirmation vote will be Friday afternoon.
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Last updated: 11:40am
CLOTURE INVOKED, FINAL CONFIRMATION VOTE TOMORROW
Notable Crossover: Heitkamp and Manchin vote aye
Carper talking about a current lawsuit in Oklahoma regarding Pruitt (1113am)
Republicans yield their time, roll called now (1117)
Collins is a nay on confirmation but will probably vote aye for cloture. Currently through the Hs on roll call (1122)
Collins votes for cloture, McCain stuck around and voted for cloture, Heitkamp and Manchin cross over and vote for cloture (1128)
While awaiting for the vote to invoke cloture, here is our final confirmation estimate for Mr. Pruitt: