5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs);
There will then be a live quorum. Senators are encouraged to remain on the floor in order to quickly establish a quorum. Once a quorum is established, there will be a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security. If cloture is invoked, the Senate would proceed immediately to a vote on confirmation of the Johnson nomination.