The Senate voted yesterday to invoke cloture on the nomination of Senator Sessions, and thirty hours later, we arrive at the final vote. The Senator’s confirmation was delayed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell so that he could vote to confirm Betsy DeVos, which was decided by a 51-50 vote yesterday afternoon.
Vote should be around 6:50pm tonight.
We will update this page frequently, as soon as we have the tallies, keep refreshing this link every 60 seconds.
On confirming Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States
Notable crossover: (Manchin is expected to support) MANCHIN HAS VOTED AYE
Updates: HHS Nom Price and Treasury Nom Mnuchin face back to back confirmations starting tonight, we will cover those votes live.
Update: 6:52pm- McConnell waxing about Sessions now, this should be the last statement in debate before the vote.
Update 6:58- roll call
Update 7:10pm Trump state Ds facing reelection: Manchin AYE, Heitkamp NO, Stabenow NO Donnelly a NO as well McCaskill a No as well Nelson a No, Manchin is going to be the only D voting aye.
Update 7:20pm- Moran makes #51, one more R left to vote. Heller votes- all in.
CLOTURE INVOKED ON TOM PRICE FOR HHS, FACES FINAL VOTE FRIDAY
Bumped to the top-CLOTURE vote for Tom Price, nominee for Secretary of Health & Human Services 7:46pm update
NO 48 <– Manchin a no
Notable crossover votes: NO crossover vote
Vote happening now, roll call started at 7:27pm We are near end of roll call.