Senate GOP Blocks 3rd Obama Nominee To DC Circ.
The Senate voted 53-38 in favor of cloture on Wilkins' nomination, short of the two-thirds threshold necessary to proceed to an up-or-down vote on his confirmation. Sens. Lisa Murkowkski, R-Alaska, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, were the only Republicans who voted in favor of advancing Wilkins' confirmation.
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