EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 17
(Senate - February 04, 2010)

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                           EXECUTIVE SESSION

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    NOMINATION OF CRAIG BECKER TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LABOR 
                            RELATIONS BOARD

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that it be in order 
to move to executive session to consider Calendar No. 688, the 
nomination of Craig Becker.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the motion.
  The motion was agreed to.
  The clerk will report the nomination.
  The legislative clerk read the nomination of Craig Becker, of 
Illinois, to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board.


                             Cloture Motion

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I have a cloture motion at the desk, and I 
ask that it be reported.
  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, 
     hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of 
     Craig Becker, of Illinois, to be a member of the National 
     Labor Relations Board.
         Harry Reid, Tom Harkin, Benjamin L. Cardin, Debbie 
           Stabenow, Bill Nelson, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Amy 
           Klobuchar, Mark Begich, Byron L. Dorgan, Dianne 
           Feinstein, John D. Rockefeller IV, Edward E. Kaufman, 
           Roland W. Burris, Daniel K. Akaka, Sheldon Whitehouse, 
           Sherrod Brown.

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the mandatory 
quorum be waived.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that at 2 p.m., 
Monday, February 8, the Senate proceed to executive session and resume 
consideration of Calendar Nos. 468 and 688, with the time until 5 p.m. 
equally divided and controlled between the leaders or their designees; 
and that the debate time run concurrently with respect to Calendar No. 
468 and the cloture motion with respect to Calendar No. 688; that at 5 
p.m., the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination of 
Joseph Greenaway; that upon confirmation, the motion to reconsider be 
considered made and laid upon the table, the President be immediately 
notified of the Senate's action; that upon disposition of the Greenaway 
nomination, the Senate then proceed to vote on the motion to invoke 
cloture on the Becker nomination.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  Mr. REID. I ask unanimous consent that the Senate now resume 
legislative session.

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