Nomination of Lynch to be U.S. attorney general clears Senate procedural step

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Posted: Apr 23, 2015 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to limit debate on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as President Barack Obama's next attorney general, an important procedural step that will likely end a five-month deadlock.

Lynch has waited longer for confirmation than the last seven attorneys general combined. A final vote on Lynch's nomination was expected later on Thursday.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Emily Stephenson)