The Jones nomination was confirmed 53-42. The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.
At 11:00am, there will be up to 1 hour for debate on Executive Calendar #96, the nomination of Raymond t. Chen, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. Upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Chen nomination.
Upon disposition of the Chen nomination, the Senate will proceed immediately to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.1243, the THUD Appropriations bill.
Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:00pm for the bipartisan caucus meeting.
Following the recess, the Senate will execute the previous order with respect to Executive Calendar #220, the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. There will be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
2 votes at noon:
– Confirmation of Chen nomination (Federal Circuit)
– Cloture on S.1243, THUD Appropriations
– Confirmation of Power (UN)