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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

MESSAGES REFERRED As in executive session,

The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting nominations, which were referred as indicated:

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 28, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

John Malcolm Bales, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas for the term of four years, vice Rebecca A. Gregory, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 28, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Kenneth Magidson, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas for the term of four years, vice Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr., resigned.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 28, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Robert Lee Pitman, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas for the term of four years, vice Johnny Keane Sutton, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 28, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Sarah Ruth Saldana, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas for the term of four years, vice Richard B. Roper, III, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE
As in executive session,
The following favorable report of a nomination was submitted:
By Mrs. Feinstein for the Select Committee on Intelligence.

David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NOMINATIONS CONSIDERED

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of June 23, 2011,

The Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the following nomination.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General, to which position he was appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

Following debate, and

On request by Mr. Lieberman and with a sufficient second, the yeas and nays were ordered on the nomination of James Michael Cole.

VOTE – COLE NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General, to which position he was appointed during the last recess of the Senate, Department of Justice?

The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 97 Ex.) and
The vote resulted - yeas 55, nays 42 - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, Baucus, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Blunt, Boxer, Brown (MA), Brown (OH), Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Collins, Conrad, Coons, Durbin, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Hagan, Harkin, Inouye, Johnson (SD), Kerry, Klobuchar, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lugar, McCaskill, Menendez, Merkley, Mikulski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Pryor, Reed, Reid, Rockefeller, Sanders, Schumer, Shaheen, Stabenow, Tester, Udall (CO), Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wyden – 55.

Nays: Alexander, Ayotte, Barrasso, Boozman, Burr, Chambliss, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, DeMint, Enzi, Graham, Grassley, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inhofe, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (WI), Kirk, Lee, McCain, McConnell, Moran, Murkowski, Paul, Portman, Risch, Roberts, Rubio, Sessions, Shelby, Snowe, Thune, Toomey, Vitter, Wicker – 42.

So it was,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.

NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED
Pursuant to the previous order,
The Senate proceeded to consideration of the following nominations on the
Executive Calendar:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Virginia A. Seitz, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Virginia A. Seitz, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General?

So it was,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General?

So it was,
Resolved, that the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.

Pursuant to the previous order,

The motions to reconsider were considered made and laid upon the table; the President was immediately notified of the Senate's actions and the Senate returned to legislative session.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

MESSAGES REFERRED As in executive session, The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting nominations, which were referred as indicated:

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 29, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

David Nuffer, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, vice Dale A. Kimball, retired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 29, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Thomas Owen Rice, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, vice Robert H. Whaley, retired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 29, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Gregory K. Davis, of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years, vice Dunn Lampton, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 29, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Air Force to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 624:

To be major general Brig. Gen. Scott M. Hanson

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services. .

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 29, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

The following Air National Guard of the United States officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Air Force to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., sections 12203 and 12212:

To be major general Brig. Gen. Verle L. Johnston, Jr.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 29, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

The following Air National Guard of the United States officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Air Force to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., sections 12203 and 12212:

To be brigadier general

Col. Donald P. Dunbar

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES As in executive session, The following favorable reports of nominations were submitted: By Mr. Levin for the Committee on Armed Services. Air Force nomination of Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice, to be Lieutenant General.

Air Force nomination of Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, to be Lieutenant General.

Air Force nomination of Maj. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke, to be Lieutenant General.

Air Force nomination of Lt. Gen. Paul J. Selva, to be Lieutenant General.
Air Force nomination of Brig. Gen. Terrence A. Feehan, to be Major General.
Army nomination of Gen. James D. Thurman, to be General.
Army nomination of Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, to be Lieutenant General.
Army nomination of Col. John A. Hammond, to be Brigadier General.
Army nomination of Brig. Gen. James T. Walton, to be Major General.

Army nominations beginning with Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Jones and ending with Brig. Gen. Richard W. Thomas. (See Executive Journal proceedings of May 23, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Brigadier General Marcia M. Anderson and ending with Colonel Bryan W. Wampler. (See Executive Journal proceedings of May 23, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nomination of Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, to be Lieutenant General.

Army nomination of Col. A. C. Roper, Jr., to be Brigadier General.
Army nomination of Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, to be Lieutenant General.
Army nomination of Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, to be Lieutenant General.
Army nomination of Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, to be Lieutenant General.
Army nomination of Brig. Gen. James K. Brown, Jr., to be Major General.

Army nomination of Brig. Gen. Antonio J. Vicens-Gonzalez, to be Major General.

Marine Corps nomination of Lt. Gen. John R. Allen, to be General.
Navy nomination of Rear Adm. (1h) Mark J. Belton, to be Rear Admiral.

Navy nominations beginning with Rear Adm. (1h) George W. Ballance and ending with Rear Adm. (1h) Gary W. Rosholt. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 7, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nominations beginning with Capt. Althea H. Coetzee and ending with Capt. Valerie K. Huegel. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 9, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nominations beginning with Captain Sandra E. Adams and ending with Captain John F. Weigold. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 16, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nomination of Rear Adm. (1h) Thomas C. Traaen, to be Rear Admiral.
Navy nomination of Rear Adm. (1h) William M. Roberts, to be Rear Admiral.
Navy nomination of Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, to be Admiral.
Navy nomination of Capt. John G. King, to be Rear Admiral (lower half).
Navy nomination of Rear Adm. (1h) William E. Leigher, to be Rear Admiral.
Navy nomination of Rear Adm. (1h) Cynthia A. Covell, to be Rear Admiral.
Navy nomination of Capt. Annie B. Andrews, to be Rear Admiral (lower half).
Navy nomination of Capt. Robert V. Hoppa, to be Rear Admiral (lower half).

Navy nominations beginning with Captain Richard W. Butler and ending with Captain Hugh D. Wetherald. (See Executive Journal proceedings of May 11, 2011, for complete list.)

Mr. Levin, Committee on Armed Services, reported favorably the following nomination lists which had previously appeared in the Congressional Record on the dates indicated and, at the Senator's request and by unanimous consent, it was ordered that they lie at the Secretary's desk for the information of Senators.

Air Force nominations beginning with Todd A. Eads and ending with Nichole L. Ingalls. (See Executive Journal proceedings of May 23, 2011, for complete list.)

Air Force nominations beginning with Jeffrey B. Warner and ending with Gary S. Wollam. (See Executive Journal proceedings of June 16, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nomination of Shaun A. Price, to be Colonel.

Army nominations beginning with Christopher R. Braden and ending with Cm Dyer. (See Executive Journal proceedings of May 23, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nomination of Matthew B. Phillips, to be Major.

Army nominations beginning with Michael E. Loescher and ending with Leslie W. Roberson. (See Executive Journal proceedings of June 7, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Eric G. Puttler and ending with Prasad V. Yalavarthi. (See Executive Journal proceedings of June 7, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with James L. Benjamin and ending with Gilberto Ruiz. (See Executive Journal proceedings of June 7, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Enrique A. Araniz and ending with Clifford W. Wilkins. (See Executive Journal proceedings of June 7, 2011, for complete list.)

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