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    The Senate meets in executive session to consider nominations, but may not begin floor
    consideration of a nomination until it has been on the Executive Calendar for at least one day,
    except by unanimous consent. Nominations are subject to unlimited debate, subject to cloture
    being invoked (which requires 60 votes). In some instances, one or more Senators may place a
    “hold” on a nomination, thereby delaying or preventing it from reaching the floor for further
    action. Under Senate Rule XXXI, the final question on a nomination is, “Will the Senate advise
    and consent to this nomination?” The Senate has three options: confirm, reject, or take no action
    on the nomination. Confirmation requires a simple majority vote.

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