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Reid files cloture on Jones (ATF) and Powers (UN Represenatative)

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:

-          Executive Calendar #201, the nomination of Bryan Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; and

-          Executive Calendar #220, the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.

The cloture vote on the Jones nomination would occur on Wednesday unless a further agreement can be reached. If cloture is invoked on either of the nominations, there will be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.