EXECUTIVE SESSION
(Senate - June 27, 2013)

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                           EXECUTIVE SESSION

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  NOMINATION OF ANTHONY RENARD FOXX TO BE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

  The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Under the previous order, the 
Senate will proceed to executive session to consider the following 
nomination, which the clerk will report.
  The assistant legislative clerk read the nomination of Anthony Renard 
Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation.
  The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Under the previous order, there 
will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled in the 
usual form.
  Mr. ROCKEFELLER. Mr. President, I am chairman of the Commerce 
Committee. Mayor Anthony Foxx, who is absolutely superb, someone as a 
mayor, which I like, secondly as an expert on transportation, 
intermodal and otherwise. He understands the lay of the land and he has 
done it.
  He was passed without a single dissenting vote of either party in the 
Commerce Committee. That is quite remarkable these days. He is a superb 
and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous 
transportation system which is in trouble. I hope my colleagues will 
support him.
  The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Who yields time in opposition?
  Mr. CORNYN. We yield back all time.
  I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there a sufficient second?
  There is a sufficient second.
  The question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination 
of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of 
Transportation?
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The assistant legislative clerk called the roll.
  The result was announced--yeas 100, nays 0, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 165 Ex.]

                               YEAS--100

     Alexander
     Ayotte
     Baldwin
     Barrasso
     Baucus
     Begich
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Boxer
     Brown
     Burr
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Chambliss
     Chiesa
     Coats
     Coburn
     Cochran
     Collins
     Coons
     Corker
     Cornyn
     Cowan
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Enzi
     Feinstein
     Fischer
     Flake
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Graham
     Grassley
     Hagan
     Harkin
     Hatch
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Heller
     Hirono
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johanns
     Johnson (SD)
     Johnson (WI)
     Kaine
     King
     Kirk
     Klobuchar
     Landrieu
     Leahy
     Lee
     Levin
     Manchin
     McCain
     McCaskill
     McConnell
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Mikulski
     Moran
     Murkowski
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Paul
     Portman
     Pryor
     Reed
     Reid
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rockefeller
     Rubio
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shaheen
     Shelby
     Stabenow
     Tester
     Thune
     Toomey
     Udall (CO)
     Udall (NM)
     Vitter
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wicker
     Wyden
  The nomination was confirmed.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Baldwin). 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.

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