Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Koh Cloture Passes

I am delighted to report (from Foreign Policy's blog, passed along to me by our colleague Catherine Powell) that the cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on the nomination of Harold Hongju Koh to be the State Department's Legal Adviser has passed. The posting states:
'Cloture passed on a 65-31 vote,' a Congressional source relays at 11:30am. 'There was applause in the Senate gallery after the vote was announced. Republicans are threatening to exercise their right to use all 30 hours of floor debate before permitting a final vote, so Koh may not be formally confirmed until tomorrow.'

Until that final vote we IntLawGrrls, through our timer above, will keep on counting.


3 comments:

Stephanie Farrior said...
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Stephanie Farrior said...

For full vote breakdowns by state and by party, go to this Thomas.gov webpage.

Significantly, Republicans voting for cloture were both Snowe and Collins of Maine, Hatch (UT), Lugar (IN), Gregg (NH), Alexander (TN), Martinez (FL) and Voinovich (OH).

Stephanie Farrior said...

Correction: The link is to a GovTrack.us site (not Thomas.gov).