Dem Obstruction Hits Century Mark
Senate Democrats Have Already Forced 100 Cloture Votes On President Trump’s Nominees In His First Two Years Vs. 24 Combined For The Previous 6 Presidents In Theirs
Number of cloture votes taken in the Senate on executive and judicial nominations in the first two years of a president’s term:
Notes: Includes judicial nominees and failed cloture votes. Excludes cloture motions waived or vitiated.
- Trump: Through June 5, 2018. Includes 2 cloture votes on the nomination of Justice Gorsuch and cloture votes on Jelena McWilliams to be both an FDIC board member and its chair.
- Clinton: Includes a cloture vote on 5 nominees at once (all of whom were subsequently confirmed by voice vote) and 2 failed cloture votes on the nomination of Sam Brown.
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