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EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONFIRMATION - FEIGHERY NOMINATION

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

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Timothy J. Feighery, of New York, to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for a term expiring September 30, 2012, Department of Justice.

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

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

UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT – BOASBERG NOMINATION
As in executive session,
On request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011, the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of James Emanuel Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; 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 any intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination; that upon confirmation, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that no further motions be in order, the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action and the Senate then resume legislative session.

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONSIDERATION-BOASBERG NOMINATION

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

The Senate proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of James Emanuel Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

Following debate, and

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

VOTE - BOASBERG NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of James Emanuel Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia? The assistant bill clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 39 Ex.) and The vote resulted - yeas 96, nays () - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, Alexander, Ayotte, Barrasso, Baucus, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Blunt, Boozman, Boxer, Brown (MA), Brown (OH), Burr, Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Coons, Corker, Cornyn, DeMint, Durbin, Ensign, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Hatch, 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, Roberts, Rockefeller, Rubio, Sanders, Schumer,
Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Toomey, Udall
(CO), Udall (NM), Vitter, Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden - 96.
Nays: -0.
So it was,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.
Pursuant to an order of the Senate of March 10, 2011,

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

MESSAGES REFERRED 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, March 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Michael Nacht

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

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

I nominate

Alan F. Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. (New Position)

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

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

Major General Michael J. Walsh, United States Army, to be a Member and President of the Mississippi River Commission.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Environment and Public Works. .

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

Rear Admiral Jonathan W. Bailey, NOAA, to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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

I nominate

Lewis Alan Lukens, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

Paul D. Wohlers, of Washington, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Macedonia.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 14, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate Ariel Pablos-Mendez, of New York, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, vice Kent R. Hill, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

I nominate

Dan Arvizu, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2016. (Reappointment)

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

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

I nominate

Alan I. Leshner, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2016. (Reappointment)

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

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

Robert C. Granger, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring November 28, 2014, vice James R. Davis, resigned.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
As in executive session,
The following favorable reports of nominations were submitted:
By Mr. Levin for the Committee on Armed Services.

Michael Vickers, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Jo Ann Rooney, of Massachusetts, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

Army nomination of Lt. Gen. Purl K. Keen, to be Lieutenant General.
Army nomination of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, to be General.
Army nomination of Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, to be Lieutenant General.
Army nomination of Brig. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, to be Major General.

Army nomination of Maj. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., to be Lieutenant General.

Marine Corps nomination of Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Conant, to be Lieutenant General.

Marine Corps nomination of Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, to be Lieutenant General.
Navy nomination of Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup, to be Vice Admiral.
Navy nomination of Vice Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, to be Vice Admiral.

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 David Lewis Buttrick and ending with Theadore L. Wilson. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Air Force nominations beginning with Martin D. Adamson and ending with John Marion Von Almen. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Air Force nominations beginning with Christian R. Schlicht and ending with Kamekea C. Willis. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 4, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nomination of Stacy J. Taylor, to be Major.

Army nominations beginning with Temidayo L. Anderson and ending with Allen P. Zent. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 16, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nomination of Paul L. Robson, to be Major.
Army nomination of Brian M. Boyce, to be Major.
Army nomination of Jan I. Maby, to be Lieutenant Colonel.

Army nominations beginning with Jason K. Burgman and ending with Cody D. Whittington. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Lee A. Burnett and ending with Robert A. Marsh. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Kenneth P. Donnelly and ending with Richard J. Vanarnam, Jr. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Kevin J. Mccann and ending with Gordon E. Vincent. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with John S. Kuttas and ending with Wesley G. White. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 28, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nomination of Nicole K. Avci, to be Major.
Army nomination of Edmond K. Safarian, to be Major.

Army nominations beginning with Charles L. Clark and ending with Russell D. Taylor. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 4, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Erik M. Benda and ending with Seth D. Middleton. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 9, 2011, for complete list.)

Army nominations beginning with Kevin B. Dennehy and ending with Gregory A. Thingvold. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 9, 2011, for complete list.)

Marine Corps nomination of Daniel A. Sierra, to be Major.
Marine Corps nomination of Jeffrey S. Forbes, to be Lieutenant Colonel.

Navy nominations beginning with Garry W. Lambert and ending with Bryan P. Rasmussen. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 14, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nominations beginning with Karin E. Thomas and ending with Leslie A. Waldman. (See Executive Journal proceedings of February 14, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nomination of Daniel A. Freilich, to be Captain.

Navy nominations beginning with Richard T. Grossart and ending with Andrew G. Mortimer. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 4, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nominations beginning with John A. Salvato and ending with Jay A. Ferns. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 4, 2011, for complete list.)

Navy nomination of Brandon M. Oberling, to be Lieutenant Commander. Navy nominations beginning with William A. Brown, Jr. and ending with Harpreet Singh. (See Executive Journal proceedings of March 9, 2011, for complete list.)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 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:

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