EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 47
(Senate - March 18, 2009)

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                           EXECUTIVE SESSION

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   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.

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