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McConnell files cloture motion to proceed to Lighthizer's nomination

May 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday filed a cloture motion to proceed to the nomination of U.S. Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer. McConnell has been unable to move on Lighthizer via a unanimous consent request opposed by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as Inside U.S. Trade first reported on May 9. Instead, McConnell filed the first of two cloture motions late on Tuesday; a second will be needed to end debate, sources have said. A cloture motion filed...

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