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THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 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 Steven D. Elias

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 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 commander Bradley S. Hawksworth

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 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

AMY R. GAVRIL

To be lieutenant commander

GRANT A. KIDD

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate THE FOLLOWING NAMED OFFICERS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE INDICATED IN THE RESERVE OF THE AIR FORCE UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 12203:

STEVEN L. ARGIRIOU
PATRICIA N. BEYER
CHRISTINE R. BOSAU
MICHAEL E. JONASSON

To be colonel

THOMAS A. MONHEIM
CARL J. TIERNEY
ADAM E. TOREM

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT IN THE GRADE INDICATED IN THE REGULAR AIR FORCE UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTIONS 531(A) AND 716:

To be major

RICHARD C. ALES

DEREK C. UNDERHILL

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 2011. To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate The following named officer for appointment to the grade indicated in the United States Coast Guard Reserve under Title 10, U.S.C., Section 12203(a):

To be captain

Phillip F. Brooking

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 3, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT AS PERMANENT COMMISSIONED REGULAR OFFICERS IN THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD IN THE GRADE INDICATED UNDER TITLE 14, U.S.C., SECTION 211:

To be lieutenant commander

IVAN R. MENESES

To be lieutenant

WILLIAM A. SCHULZ

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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

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

Amy Totenberg, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

Paul Kinloch Holmes III, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.

Anthony J. Battaglia, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

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

Diana Saldana, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.

Marco A. Hernandez, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon.

Steve C. Jones, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

James Emanuel Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Amy Berman Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT-JUDICIAL NOMINEES On request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2011, the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the nominations of: Paul Kinloch Holmes III, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, Diana Saldana, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, and Marco A. Hernandez, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon; that there be one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time the nomination of Marco Hernandez be confirmed and the Senate proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the Holmes and Saldana nominations in that order; 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 then resume legislative session.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011

UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT -- JUDICIAL NOMINEES

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

Ordered, That the voting order on the nominations be changed so that the vote on the nomination of Paul Kinloch Holmes III, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas be preceded by a vote on the nomination of Diana Saldana, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NOMINATIONS CONSIDERED

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 4, 2011, it was

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

THE JUDICIARY

Paul Kinloch Holmes III, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas,

Diana Saldana, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, and

Marco A. Hernandez, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon.

CONFIRMATION - HERNANDEZ NOMINATION Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 4, 2011, it was

Ordered, That the nomination of Marco A. Hernandez, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, 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 -SALDANA NOMINATION

Pursuant to a previous order of the Senate, it was

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to consider the nomination of Diana Saldana, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

Following debate, and

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

VOTE - SALDANA NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Diana Saldana, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas?

The assistant bill clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 12 Ex.) and
The vote resulted - yeas 94, nays () - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, 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, DeMint, Durbin, Ensign, Enzi,
Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch,
Hoeven, Hutchison, Inhofe, Inouye, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson
(WI), Kirk, Klobuchar, Kyl, Landrieu, Leahy, Lee, Levin, Lugar, Manchin,
McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Merkley, Mikulski, Moran, Murkowski,
Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Paul, Portman, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Risch,
Roberts, Rockefeller, Rubio, Sanders, Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby,
Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Toomey, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Vitter,
Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden – 94.
Nays: -0.
So it was,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.
Pursuant to a previous order of the Senate, it was

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

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

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to consider the nomination of Paul Kinloch Holmes III, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

Following debate, and

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

VOTE – HOLMES NOMINATION
The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of
Paul Kinloch Holmes III, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the
Western District of Arkansas?

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 13 Ex.) and
The vote resulted - yeas 95, nays 0 - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, 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, DeMint, Durbin, Ensign, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inhofe, Inouye, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kirk, Klobuchar, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Lee, Levin, Lugar, Manchin, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Merkley, Mikulski, Moran, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Paul, Portman, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Risch, Roberts, Rockefeller, Rubio, Sanders, Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Toomey, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Vitter, Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden – 95.

Nays: 0.
So it was,
Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.
Pursuant to a previous order of the Senate, 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.

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, February 7, 2011. To the Senate of the United States: I nominate

Suzan D. Johnson Cook, of New York, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, vice John V. Hanford III, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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

The following named officer for appointment as the Chief of Staff, United States Army, and appointment to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., sections 601 and 3033:

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