This evening, cloture was filed on the following nominations in the following order:
– Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle T. Freidland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit and
– Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.
Under the rule, the cloture vote on the Freidland nomination would occur Thursday morning. If cloture is invoked, there will be up to 30 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the Friedland nomination, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the Weil nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Weil nomination, there will be up to 8 hours of debate, equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
Also this evening, by unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #713, the nomination of Gen. Paul J. Selva to be General for appointment in the United States Air Force to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601.
The Senate also reached agreements on the McSweeny and Felton nominations.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, on Wednesday, April 9th, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #507, Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, this week, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #649, Wanda Felton, of New York, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2017 (Reappointment). There will be 1 hour for debate, with 15 minutes under the control of the Democratic Leader, or his designee, and 45 minutes under the control of the Republican Leader, or his designee prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.