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THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Mary B. Verner, of Washington, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2012, vice Steve M. Hays, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA Pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress, nomination placed on the Executive Calendar under Privileged Nominations.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Mary B. Verner, of Washington, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2015. (Reappointment)

BARACK OBAMA Pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress, nomination placed on the Executive Calendar under Privileged Nominations.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Michael James Warren, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2014. (Reappointment)

BARACK OBAMA Pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress, nomination placed on the Executive Calendar under Privileged Nominations.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 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. Michael A. Meyer

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following Air National Guard of the United States officers 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
Brigadier General Joseph G. Balskus
Brigadier General William S. Hadaway III
Brigadier General Mark R. Kraus

Brigadier General Catherine S. Lutz

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be lieutenant general

Maj. Gen. James L. Terry

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be lieutenant general Maj. Gen. William T. Grisoli

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 12203:

To be major general Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Boor

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate The following Army National Guard of the United States officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., sections 12203 and 12211:

To be brigadier general

Col. Raphael G. Peart

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

The following Army National Guard of the United States officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., sections 12203 and 12211:

To be major general Brig. Gen. Terry M. Haston

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment as Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and Surgeon General and for appointment to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., sections 601 and 5137:

To be vice admiral Rear Adm. Matthew L. Nathan

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Navy to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be vice admiral

Rear Adm. Michael S. Rogers

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Navy to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be vice admiral Rear Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE INDICATED IN THE REGULAR AIR FORCE UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 531(A):

To be major

MARK W. DUFF
HADIJATOU J. JARRA

BIANCA TRUONG
BRYAN A. WILLIAMS

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADES INDICATED IN THE REGULAR AIR FORCE UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 531(A):

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THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the grade indicated in the Regular Navy under title 10, U.S.C., section 531:

To be lieutenant commander

David D. Dinkins

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, September 6, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

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

To be lieutenant commander Andrew K. Ledford

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONSIDERATION - DONALD NOMINATION

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of August 2, 2011,

The Senate proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

Following debate, and

On request by Mr. Leahy and with a sufficient second, the yeas and nays were ordered on the nomination.

VOTE - DONALD NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Bernice Bouie Donald, of Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit?

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 124 Ex.) and The vote resulted - yeas 96, nays 2 - as follows: Yeas: Akaka, Alexander, Ayotte, Barrasso, Baucus, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Blunt, Boozman, Boxer, Brown (MA), Brown (OH), Burr, Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Chambliss, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Coons, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, Durbin, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inhofe, Inouye, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kerry, Kirk, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Lee, Levin, Lieberman, Lugar, Manchin, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Menendez, Merkley, Mikulski, Moran, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Paul, Portman, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Risch, Roberts, Sanders, Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Toomey, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden - 96. Nays: DeMint, Vitter – 2. So it was, Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination. Pursuant to an order of the Senate of August 2, 2011,

The motion to reconsider the vote was considered made and laid upon the table; the President was immediately notified of the action of the Senate and the Senate returned to legislative session.

EXECUTIVE REPORTS OF COMMITTEE -TREATIES The following executive reports of committee were submitted on August 30, 2011, during the adjournment of the Senate, under the authority of an order of the Senate of August 2, 2011:

By Mr. KERRY, from the Committee on Foreign Relations:

Treaty Doc. 112-1: Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation with 1 declaration (Ex. Rept. 112-1);

Treaty Doc. 110-23: Investment Treaty with Rwanda (Ex. Rept. 112-2);

Treaty Doc. 111-6: Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with Bermuda with 1 declaration (Ex. Rept. 112-3);

Treaty Doc. 111-7: Tax Convention with Hungary with 1 declaration (Ex. Rept. 112-4); and

Treaty Doc. 111-8: Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg with 1 declaration (Ex. Rept. 112-5)

The text of the committee-recommended resolutions of advice and consent to ratification are as follows:

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