(CNBC) Senate Republicans on Sunday advanced Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, clearing one of the final hurdles of the 48-year-old nominee’s confirmation process.
Barrett, a federal appeals court judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate on Monday.
Sunday’s procedural vote divided 51-48 largely along party lines. Two Republicans, Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, sided with Democrats.
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