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To be general

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 7, 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. Vincent K. Brooks

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 7, 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. Gina D. Seiler

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 7, 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. Michael A. Calhoun

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 7, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

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

To be rear admiral Rear Adm. (1h) Mark J. Belton

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 7, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officers for appointment in the United States Navy Reserve to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 12203:

To be rear admiral

Rear Adm. (1h) George W. Ballance
Rear Adm. (1h) Robin R. Braun
Rear Adm. (1h) Russell S. Penniman IV
Rear Adm. (1h) Gary W. Rosholt

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT-JUDICIAL NOMINEES On request by Ms. Klobuchar and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2011, the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the following nominations: James E. Graves, Jr., of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, and Edward J. Davila, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; provided further, that there be one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form, that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the Graves and Davila nominations, in that order, that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate, that no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's actions and the Senate resume legislative session.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 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, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Michael E. Guest, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Security Education Board for a term of four years, vice James William Carr, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate Ana Margarita Guzman, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Security Education Board for a term of four years, vice George M. Dennison, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Henry J. Aaron, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2014, vice Jeffrey Robert Brown, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Finance.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Jonathan Scott Gration, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kenya.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Major General Marilyn A. Quagliotti, USAF (Ret.), of Virginia, to be Deputy Director for Supply Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy, vice James F. X. O'Gara.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE INDICATED IN THE REGULAR NAVY UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 531:

To be lieutenant commander

GARRY W. LAMBERT

BRYAN P. RASMUSSEN

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADES INDICATED IN THE REGULAR NAVY UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 531:

To be commander

KARIN E. THOMAS

To be lieutenant commander MARK T. ANDRES

JOE MILLER RODOLFO J. CANOS

FRED F. MO JUSTIN J. DEGRADO

JASON A. NYDICK JULIE E. DIERKSHEIDE

DAVID A. PAZ JAMES J. EPPERLY

HOWARD I. PRYOR II SAFI R. FARUQUI

DARIAN C. RICE TREVOR R. GASKILL

ASHER O. SMITH BRIAN M. GILLEN

AARON D. STAVINOHA MELANIE D. JOHANSSON

BRADLEY W. THOMAS HYUNG W. KIM

SARAH A. VILLARROEL TAMEEKA L. LAW

LESLIE A. WALDMAN

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NOMINATIONS CONSIDERED

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 10, 2011, it was

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

THE JUDICIARY

James E. Graves, Jr., of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, and

Edward J. Davila, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.

CONFIRMATION - GRAVES NOMINATION Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 10, 2011, it was Ordered, That the nomination of James E. Graves, Jr., of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, be considered and confirmed; that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; and that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action.

CONSIDERED-DAVILA NOMINATION Pursuant to a previous order of the Senate, it was

Ordered, That the Senate consider the nomination of Edward J. Davila, 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.

VOTE - DAVILA NOMINATION
The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of
Edward J. Davila, of California, to be United States District Judge for the
Northern District of California?

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 15 Ex.) and
The vote resulted - yeas 93, nays () - 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, Crapo, Durbin, Ensign, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inhofe, Inouye, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kirk, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Lee, Levin, Lieberman, Lugar, Manchin, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell

, Menendez, Merkley, Moran, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Paul, Portman, Reed, Reid, Risch, Roberts, Rockefeller, Rubio, Sanders, Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Toomey, Udall (CO), Vitter, Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden – 93.

Nays: - 0.

So it was,

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.
Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 10, 2011, it was

Ordered, That the motion to reconsider the vote be laid upon the table; that the President be immediately notified of the action of the Senate and that the Senate return to legislative session.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011

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.

Stephanie O'Sullivan, of Virginia, to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 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, February 16, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Timothy M. Cain, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, vice P. Michael Duffy, retired.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on the Judiciary.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 16, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Scott Wesley Skavdahl, of Wyoming, to be United States District Judge for the District of Wyoming, vice William F. Downes, retiring.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

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