Senate Democrats

2 votes at 12:00 noon reminder

At 12:00 noon today, there will be 2 roll call votes related to the following nominations:

 

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #633, Keith Harper, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the UN Human Rights Council; and
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #755, Sharon Bowen, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Bowen nomination, there would be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. We hope to reach an agreement that would allow us to vote on confirmation of the Bowen nomination this afternoon, potentially around 4:00pm.

 

Further, cloture was also filed on the below listed nominations and we will work on an agreement for consideration of those nominations.

 

–        Executive Calendar #691, Mark G. Mastroianni, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts (up to 2 hours of post-cloture debate equally divided);

–        Executive Calendar #692,Bruce Howe Hendricks, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina (up to 2 hours of post-cloture debate equally divided);

–        Executive Calendar #733, Tanya S. Chutkan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia (up to 2 hours of post-cloture debate equally divided); and

–        Executive Calendar #798, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate).