Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 9am, tomorrow, Thursday, December 12, all post-cloture time on the Pillard nomination be considered expired and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the Pillard nomination; that upon disposition of the Pillard nomination, the mandatory quorum required under rule 22 be waived with respect to the cloture motion on the Feldblum nomination and the Senate proceed to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Feldblum nomination; that if cloture is invoked on the Feldblum nomination, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the Feldblum nomination; finally, that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table and the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action.
Senator Grassley objected.
Senators should expect 2 roll call votes at approximately 12:50am tonight:
- Confirmation of Pillard (DC Circuit)
- LIVE QUORUM
- Cloture on Feldblum (EEOC)
- Up to 8 hours for debate