Thursday, June 7, 2007
Cloture I: Fails 33-63. In a first testing of the cloture grounds, Republicans stood behind Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who demands more time for amendments, and voted against cloture. Democrats were splintered; a number of them voted against cloture. Majority Leader Sen. Reid ultimately votes against cloture. Motion to reconsider filed. Fails 34-61. Another motion to reconsider.