February 10, 2017
Sessions confirmed as AG, Price filibuster broken
The Senate voted to confirm pro-life Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. The vote, with one exception, was strictly along party lines 52-47. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the lone Democrat voting in favor of Sessions. The Senate had previously overcome a filibuster, also on a 52-47 vote.
Meanwhile pro-life Rep. Tom Price is one big step closer to becoming pro-life President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. His nomination overcame another Democratic filibuster. This time there were no Democratic defections: Republicans (51) in favor, Democrats (48) against. (Sen. Sessions did not vote.)
Senate rules allow for 30 hours for debate before Mr. Price’s nomination comes to a full Senate vote on Friday.
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