April 5, 2006 - Issue: Vol. 152, No. 42 — Daily Edition109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - 2nd Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)
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[Page S2897] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] EXECUTIVE SESSION ______ 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. ____________________