Senate Invokes Cloture On Mel Watt Nomination To Lead Housing Agency

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 57 – 40 to invoke cloture and end debate on the nomination Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

A final vote on confirmation, which is expected to pass, is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

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