The showdown drew raucous demonstrators - largely anti-Kavanaugh - to the Capitol, where they raised tensions by repeatedly confronting lawmakers despite an intensified police presence.
The reaction has been swift, with former President George Bush and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders both tweeting their support for Collins. It would be the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved by 24-23, according to Senate records. Roberts administered the constitutional oath and Kennedy the judicial oath. Both oaths will be administered so Kavanaugh can participate in the work of the court immediately. A formal investiture ceremony will take place at a later date, the Supreme Court also said.
Hours later, Kavanaugh was sworn in at a private ceremony.
A final vote on whether Judge Kavanaugh will join the nine-member panel is scheduled for Saturday. The session was presided over by Pence.
She told fellow senators that Christine Blasey Ford's dramatic testimony last week describing Mr Kavanaugh's alleged 1982 assault was "sincere, painful and compelling".
The climactic 50-48 roll call capped a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that he had sexually assaulted women three decades ago - allegations he emphatically denied.
Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation would tilt America's highest court in favour of conservatives. "I think it was a very important thing". Steyer, a major Democratic donor, has invested more than $210,000 on ads denouncing Kavanaugh.
As exhausted senators prepared for Saturday's vote, some were flanked by security guards.
The senate voted 51 to 49 to move forward with the confirmation process.
But when asked whether she believed Ford, the first lady would not answer directly.
"This hasn't been fair to the judge, but I also recognize that we need to have institutions that are viewed as fair", she said.
Pumping their fists and carrying signs, a few hundred people climbed the east steps of the Capitol for the demonstration.
Collins' speech was immediately interrupted by protesters in the Senate gallery, who chanted "vote no", indicative of the vast pressure she faced to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. Daines worked as an executive in Gianforte's software company, RightNow Technologies, until 2012, when he won the U.S. House seat that Gianforte now occupies.
Speaking after the vote, McConnell said the protests against Kavanaugh over the past several weeks have "turned our base on fire". "We've heard those voices and I hope we have all learned something, that we owe it to the victims of sexual assault to do more and to do better and to do it now with them". A few Democrats sat stone-faced nearby. "He's a good man", she said.
"I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", she said, before posing for pictures in front of some of Egypt's greatest landmarks.
Murkowski lost a primary battle in 2010 but was re-elected as a write-in candidate.
Amid strong indications that Murkowski would again vote "no", that meant Kavanaugh would win final approval unless both Manchin and Republican Susan Collins of ME switched from backing Friday's procedural vote to opposing confirmation.
It would be a cruel irony if Manchin voted for Kavanaugh and helped save his nomination while a Republican, Murkowski, voted against him, but given that he is up for reelection in a state where Trump remains popular, it is a distinct possibility.
At the rally, survivors of sexual assault shared their stories and said even though Gardner had pledged to support Kavanaugh, that wouldn't stop their rally for change.
As the tally neared an end, she spoke with Ms Collins.
With Murkowski now presumably a "no" vote, Flake's "yes" is likely a prerequisite for Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Gillibrand says women who've experienced sexual trauma are "tired of the same old scenario where the men are believed and the women are not".
If Republican lawmakers clear that hurdle, the Senate can then advance to a final confirmation vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. The FBI's investigation found nothing to corroborate the sexual assault allegations a top Republican senator said Thursday.
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A Toyota official told BBC that the issue would be fixed with the help of a software upgrade spanning over 40 minutes. Toyota has sold more than 12 million hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles globally, including the Prius, since 1997.
Shaw and Pujara, who came one down, however, maintained their calm and punished the bad deliveries to complete half-centuries. KL Rahul was disappointing, Rahane fell after getting a start, Kohli is unbeaten on 72 but the day belonged to Shaw.
He also said he and his workers' "hearts and prayers" are with family and friends of Stabile and the New Jersey surf community. The disease, according to the CDC, is nearly always fatal, with only four people out of 143 cases have survived the infection.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens , 98, spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination on Thursday in Florida. Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.
Against Guardiola, Klopp tends to demand a faster, more direct approach to try to exploit City's high defensive line. In the last 15 minutes they had two big chances and scored a goal. "I was surprised the front three were playing".
The Chinese ship almost collided with the U.S. destroyer during the exchange, which was described as "unsafe and unprofessional". But China said in a statement the country has irrefutable claims over the islands in the sea and the waters around them.
Canada, the United States' No. 2 trading partner, was left out when the US and Mexico reached an agreement last month. While increased demand is good for every dairy farmer, big farms who sell to co-ops stand to see the biggest impact.
Honjo, who is now 76, told a news conference in Tokyo he was honored to get the Nobel, but that his work was not yet done. The winners of this year's physics prize will be announced on Tuesday, followed by the chemistry prize on Wednesday.
Stanton gave a quick salute to the man. 'I wouldn't have thought it got to me that fast with a fan throwing it, ' Stanton said. The New York Yankees have accomplished the feat three times, while the Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds have done so twice.
Petrol prices drop by Rs 5 in BJP-ruled states
They were raised a day after the polls got over. 1 drop by oil marketing companies, taking the cut in fuel prices to Rs. 2.50. The recent reduction in Value-Added Tax and excise duty is due to elections in 5 states in November-December.
Gary Neville launches blistering attack on Manchester United
With that in mind, this is the starting XI Jose Mourinho has chosen for Saturday's match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. The result is also said to have been the last straw as it relates to the decision on Mourinho's future at the club.
Dramatic scenes as Amy Schumer arrested
While protesting outside of the US Senate building in Washington, the 37-year-old was joined by a young woman's mom. Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were among 302 people held for demonstrating against the nominee.
Yelich, Brewers top Tigers; Central tiebreaker vs Cubs looms
Corey Knebel (4-3), who pitched a scoreless seventh inning, was credited with the win. "I don't pay attention to it", Baez said. Both to divvy up divisions, too. "We're a team that relies on our bullpen", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot
Kemar Roach returned home for the funeral of his grandmother, and captain Jason Holder withdrew because of an ankle injury. He also produced a delightful straight drive on way to reaching his half-century which came off 56 balls.
Brett Kavanaugh 'involved in bar brawl after UB40 gig'
Back in college, Trump's nom went to a UB40 show, then tried to pick a fight with someone he thought was the lead singer. Despite our living conditions, Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year.