Senate Democrats

Cloture filed on 6 nominations-Estevez, Archuleta, Wheeler, Lew, Watt, and Millett

This afternoon Senator Reid filed cloture on the following nominations:


–          Executive Calendar #53, Alan Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense;

–          Executive Calendar #307, Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management;

–          Executive Calendar #242, Thomas Wheeler, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission;

–          Executive Calendar #63, Jacob Lew, of New York, to be the United States Governor to the following International Banks:

–          International Monetary Fund,

–          International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

–          Inter-American Development Bank, and

–          European Bank for Reconstruction;

–          Executive Calendar #209, Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Agency;

–          Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.


If cloture is invoked on any of these nominations (60-vote threshold), there would be up to 8 hours for debate on each of the nominations except for the Millett nomination, which would have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. Unless an agreement can be reached, the first cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, October 30.