EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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                           EXECUTIVE SESSION

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NOMINATION OF BENJAMIN A. POWELL TO BE GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE OFFICE OF 
                 THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to proceed en bloc 
to the following nominations on the calendar: No. 239, Benjamin Powell; 
No. 310, Gordon England; No. 485, Dorrance Smith; No. 252, Peter Flory. 
I further ask unanimous consent that the clerk report them individually 
at this time in order to file cloture motions.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The clerk will report the first nomination.
  The legislative clerk read the nomination of Benjamin A. Powell, of 
Florida, to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence.


                             Cloture Motion

  Mr. FRIST. I send a cloture motion to the desk.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under 
rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

                             Cloture Motion

       We the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the 
     provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
     do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination 
     of Benjamin Powell to be General Counsel of the Office of the 
     Director of National Intelligence.
         Bill Frist, Lamar Alexander, Mike Crapo, Jim Bunning, 
           Richard Burr, Wayne Allard, Johnny Isakson, Richard 
           Shelby, Craig Thomas, Ted Stevens, David Vitter, James 
           Inhofe, Chuck Hagel, Norm Coleman, Mike DeWine, R.F. 
           Bennett, John Thune.

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