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Lighthizer confirmation vote set for Thursday after McConnell reaches deal with Democrats

May 11, 2017
U.S. Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer will get his confirmation vote on May 11, after the Senate voted earlier in the day to invoke cloture to end debate on his nomination and Democrats declined to object to fast-tracking the process. The vote set up a 30-hour post-cloture period that Republicans were seeking to speed up. After initial objection to a unanimous consent request by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), no senator objected to proceeding with the nomination on May 11, Sen...

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