Reid enters motion to reconsider failed cloture vote--additional votes re: Brennan nomination possible todayCloture on Executive Calendar #13, the nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, was not invoked 51-41. Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.
The Leaders are working on an agreement to consider Executive Calendar #43, the nomination of John Brennan, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. If we are able to reach an agreement, we could have up to 2 roll call votes in relation to the nomination (cloture and confirmation) today. Another message will be sent if any agreement is reached.