Senate Democrats

Cloture filed on 7 nominations/next vote 5:30pm Monday

Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:

 

-          Exec. Cal. #51, Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection;

-          Exec. Cal #100, Richard Griffin, of the District of Columbia, to be Member of the National Labor Relations Board;

-          Exec. Cal #101, Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be Member of the National Labor Relations Board;

-          Exec. Cal #104, Mark Pearce, of New York, to be Member of the National Labor Relations Board;

-          Exec. Cal #178, Fred Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States;

-          Exec. Cal #99, Thomas Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor; and

-          Exec. Cal #98, Gina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Senator McConnell then asked consent that on Tuesday at 2:15pm the Senate proceed to consecutive votes on 1 Democratic and 2 Republican nominees to the NLRB:

 

-          Exec. Cal #104, Mark Pearce, of New York, to be Member of the National Labor Relations Board

-          Exec. Cal. #102, Harry Johnson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

-          Exec. Cal. #103, Philip Miscimarra, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board

 

Further, that following those votes the Senate proceed to the cloture motion filed on Exec. Cal #99, Thomas Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor, and that if cloture is invoked the Senate immediately proceed to a vote on confirmation of the nominations; further, the Senate then vote on the cloture motion filed on Exec. Cal #98, Gina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and if cloture is invoked, the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination. Further, that the Senate then vote on the cloture motion that was filed on Exec. Cal #178, Fred Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and if cloture is invoked, the Senate proceed to an immediate vote on confirmation of that nomination. Finally, that following the votes listed above the Senate proceed to the cloture votes on the remaining 3 filed cloture motions.

Senator Reid objected.

We were able to go in and out of Legislative and Executive session by voice votes. In light of this development, the series of procedural votes will no longer be necessary and there will be no further votes this week. The Senate is now in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Reid announced there would be a procedural vote around 5:30pm on Monday and a joint Democratic and Republican caucus meeting at 6pm on Monday.

 

If no agreement on the nominations can be reached, the first cloture vote would occur early Tuesday morning. If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination, except for the Perez nomination, which would have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate would proceed to vote on cloture on the next nomination.

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