Senate Democrats

Cloture filed on Adegbile, Hernandez, Reeves, Brooks, and Chhabria, Gottemoeller nominations and the motion to proceed to the Child Care and Development

This evening, Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to confirm 4 district judges (Hernandez, Reeves, Brooks, and Chhabria). Senator Moran objected on behalf of Senator Grassley. Senator Reid then filed cloture on 6 nominations, including those 4 district judges, and the motion to proceed to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act. The number of post-cloture debate hours is listed next to each nomination.

 

-          Exec. Cal.#659, Debo Adegbile, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General (8 hours equally divided);

-          Exec. Cal.#568, Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez, of Puerto Rico, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico (2 hours equally divided);

-          Exec. Cal.#569, Pamela Reeves, of Tennessee, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee (2 hours equally divided);

-          Exec. Cal.#565, Timothy Brooks, of Arkansas, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas (2 hours equally divided);

-          Exec. Cal.#571, Vince Chhabria, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California (2 hours equally divided);

-          Exec. Cal.#636, Rose Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (8 hours equally divided); and

-          Motion to proceed to Calendar #309, S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (30 hours).

 

The first cloture vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, March 3. As a reminder, when cloture is filed sequentially on several items, the Senate will consider one motion at a time. If cloture is invoked on the Adegbile  nomination, there would be up to 8 hours for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. If cloture is not invoked or upon disposition of the nomination, we would immediately proceed to the cloture vote on the Hernandez nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Hernandez nomination, there would be up to 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. We will continue through the list until we get to cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act. We hope to vitiate the cloture motion and adopt the motion to proceed by consent and begin legislating on the bill.

 

The mandatory quorums under Rule 22 were waived by consent.

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