February 4, 2010 - Issue: Vol. 156, No. 17 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 2nd Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 17
(Senate - February 04, 2010)
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[Page S502] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] EXECUTIVE SESSION ______ 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. ____________________