March 18, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 47 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 47
(Senate - March 18, 2009)
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[Page S3348] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] EXECUTIVE SESSION ______ NOMINATION OF RON KIRK TO BE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE-- Continued Mr. CARDIN. Under the previous order, the question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Ronald Kirk, of Texas, to be the United States Trade Representative? Mr. BINGAMAN. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The bill clerk called the roll. Mr. REID. I announce that the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Durbin) and the Senator from Massachusetts (Mr. Kennedy) are necessarily absent. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The result was announced--yeas 92, nays 5, as follows: [Rollcall Vote No. 100 Ex.] YEAS--92 Akaka Alexander Barrasso Baucus Bayh Begich Bennet Bennett Bingaman Boxer Brown Brownback Burr Burris Cantwell Cardin Carper Casey Chambliss Coburn Cochran Collins Conrad Corker Cornyn Crapo DeMint Dodd Dorgan Ensign Enzi Feingold Feinstein Gillibrand Graham Grassley Gregg Hagan Harkin Hatch Hutchison Inhofe Inouye Johanns Johnson Kaufman Kerry Klobuchar Kohl Kyl Landrieu Lautenberg Leahy Levin Lieberman Lincoln Lugar Martinez McCain McCaskill McConnell Menendez Merkley Mikulski Murkowski Murray Nelson (FL) Nelson (NE) Pryor Reed Reid Risch Roberts Rockefeller Schumer Sessions Shaheen Shelby Snowe Specter Stabenow Tester Thune Udall (CO) Udall (NM) Vitter Voinovich Warner Webb Whitehouse Wicker Wyden NAYS--5 Bond Bunning Byrd Isakson Sanders NOT VOTING--2 Durbin Kennedy The nomination was confirmed. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table. The President will be immediately notified of the Senate's action. Mr. DURBIN. Mr. President, on vote No. 100, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present for the vote, I would have voted to confirm the nomination of Ronald Kirk to be U.S. trade representative. ____________________