December 10, 2013 11:31 AM
Roll Call Vote on the question: Does the Ruling of the Chair StandSenator McConnell made a point of order that nominations are fully debatable under the rules of the Senate unless 3/5 of senators have voted to bring debate to a close. The Chair ruled that a majority vote for cloture is required to confirm all nominations (except Supreme Court nominees).
11:29am The Senate began a 15-minute roll call vote on the question: SHALL THE RULING OF THE CHAIR STAND?
Ruling of the Chair:
Majority vote for cloture required to confirm all nominations (except Supreme Court nominees)
Position stands: 51-45