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“Agreement”). I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Agreement.

The Agreement established, for the first time at the global level, legally binding minimum standards for port states to control port access by foreign fishing vessels, as well as by foreign transport and supply ships that support fishing vessels. The Agreement also encourages Parties to apply similar measures to their own vessels. Involved Federal agencies and stakeholders strongly support the Agreement. The Agreement establishes practical provisions to prevent fish from illegal, unreported, and unregulated fisheries from entering the stream of commerce. If widely ratified and properly implemented, the Agreement will thereby serve as a valuable tool in combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing worldwide.

The legislation necessary to implement the Agreement will be submitted separately to the Congress. I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to this Agreement and give its advice and consent to ratification.

BARACK OBAMA On further request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That the treaty be considered as having been read the first time; that it be referred with accompanying papers to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed; and that the President's message be printed in the Record.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED

On request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the following nominations on the Executive Calendar:

IN THE COAST GUARD

Coast Guard nomination of Walter L. Ouzts, Jr., to be Lieutenant.
Coast Guard nomination of Kathleen A. Duignan, to be Commander.
Coast Guard nomination of Gregory L. Parsons, to be Lieutenant Commander.

Coast Guard nominations beginning with Michael B. Bee and ending with James W. Whitley. (See Executive Journal proceedings of October 11, 2011, for complete list.)

Coast Guard nominations beginning with Paul Albertson and ending with Michael L. Woolard. (See Executive Journal proceedings of October 11, 2011, for complete list.)

Coast Guard nominations beginning with Ricardo M. Alonso and ending with Torrence B. Wilson. (See Executive Journal proceedings of October 11, 2011, for complete list.)

Coast Guard nomination of Kenneth W. Megan, to be Captain.
Coast Guard nomination of Jennifer A. Ketchum, to be Commander.

Coast Guard nominations beginning with Alonzo D. Alday and ending with Peter J. Zauner. (See Executive Journal proceedings of October 31, 2011, for complete list.)

On further request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That the nominations be considered and confirmed en bloc; that the motion to reconsider en bloc be considered made and laid on the table; that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's actions and that the Senate return to legislative session.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 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, November 15, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Deborah J. Jeffrey, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Corporation for National and Community Service, vice Gerald Walpin.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and when reported, it be referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for not to exceed 20 calendar days under authority of the order of the Senate of 01/07/2009.

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 15, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Mark J. Mazur, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, vice Michael F. Mundaca, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Finance.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NOMINATIONS CONSIDERED

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of November 10, 2011,

The Senate proceeded to executive session to consider the following nominations on the Executive Calendar:

THE JUDICIARY

Sharon L. Gleason, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.

Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of

California.

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 of Sharon L. Gleason.

VOTE - GLEASON NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Sharon L. Gleason, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska?

The assistant bill clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 206 Ex.) and
The vote resulted - yeas 87, nays 8 - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, Alexander, Ayotte, Barrasso, Baucus, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Boozman, Boxer, Brown (MA), Brown (OH), Burr, Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Chambliss, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Collins,

Conrad, Coons, Corker, Cornyn, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham,
Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inouye, Johanns,
Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kerry, Kirk, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu,
Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lugar, Manchin, McCain, McCaskill,
Menendez, Merkley, Mikulski, Moran, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson (NE),
Nelson (FL), Portman, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Roberts, Rockefeller, Sanders,
Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune,
Toomey, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden – 87.
Nays: Blunt, Crapo, DeMint, Inhofe, McConnell, Paul, Rubio, Vitter – 8.
So it was,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

Following debate, and

On request by Mr. Corker and with a sufficient second, the yeas and nays were ordered on the nomination of Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

VOTE - GONZALEZ ROGERS NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California?

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 207 Ex.) and The vote resulted - yeas 89, nays 6 - 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, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inouye, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kerry, Kirk, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lugar, Manchin, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Menendez, Merkley, Mikulski, Moran, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Portman, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Roberts, Rockefeller, Rubio, Sanders, Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Toomey, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden - 89. Nays: Crapo, DeMint, Inhofe, Paul, Shelby, Vitter - 6. So it was, Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination. Pursuant to the previous order,

The motions to reconsider the votes 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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 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, November 17, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Gershwin A. Drain, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, vice Bernard A. Friedman, retired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 17, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Roy Wallace McLeese III, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years, vice Vanessa Ruiz, retired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

PRIVILEGED NOMINATIONS PLACED ON THE EXECUTIVE CALENDAR Pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress, the following nominations were placed on the Executive Calendar for consideration:

David Avren Jones, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2014.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 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, November 18, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Margaret Ann Sherry, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security, vice David L. Norquist, resigned.

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

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 18, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Sara A. Gelser, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2014. (Reappointment)

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED
On request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to executive business to consider the following nominations on the Executive Calendar:

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Winslow Lorenzo Sargeant, of Wisconsin, to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration.

THE JUDICIARY

Catharine Friend Easterly, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years.

Corinne Ann Beckwith, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Ernest Mitchell, Jr., of California, to be Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Ronald David McCray, of Texas, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2012.

Ronald David McCray, of Texas, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2016.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Claude M. Steele, of New York, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2014.

Anneila I. Sargent, of California, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2016.

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

Dana Katherine Bilyeu, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2015

NATIONAL CONSUMER COOPERATIVE BANK

Cyrus Amir-Mokri, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank for a term of three years.

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

Michael A. Khouri, of Kentucky, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2016.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2016.

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

David A. Montoya, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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