Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to take up and confirm the Meyer, Moody, Donato, and Freeman nominations. Senator Cornyn objected. Senator Reid then filed cloture on the nominations. The first cloture vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, February 24. If cloture is invoked on the first nomination, there would be up to 2 hours for post-cloture debate. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate would proceed to a vote confirmation of the nomination, then proceed to the next cloture vote and repeat the process for the remaining nominations on the list. The mandatory quorums required under Rule 22 were waived by consent.
– Executive Calendar #564, Jeffrey Alker Meyer, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut;
– Executive Calendar #570, James Maxwell Moody, Jr., of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas;
– Executive Calendar #566, James Donato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; and
– Executive Calendar #567, Beth Labson Freeman, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.