Senate Democrats

Reid request to vote on Friedland and Weil nominations today-Republicans object

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 4pm today, the Senate proceed to a series of 3 votes on the following Executive items:

 

-          Confirmation Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;

-          Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor; and if cloture is invoked, the proceed immediately to-

-          Confirmation of the Weil nomination.

 

Senator Grassley objected and asked consent to delay the confirmation vote on the Freidland nomination until 5:30pm on April 28th  and then process the Weil nomination.

 

Senator Reid objected.

 

If no agreement is reached, at 5pm tomorrow, Friday, April 11, there will be up to 3 votes on the following items:

 

-          Confirmation Executive Calendar #574, the nomination of Michelle Friedland, to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;

-          Cloture on Executive Calendar #613, the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor. If cloture is invoked, we hope to yield back the 8 hours of post-cloture debate and proceed immediately to vote on–

-          Confirmation of the Weil nomination.

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