March 7, 2013 05:00 PM

Agreement on Taranto and Gordon nominations

At 5:00pm on Monday, March 11, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:

-          Executive Calendar #9 Richard Gary Taranto, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; and

-          Executive Calendar #17 Andrew Patrick Gordon, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada.

There will be up to 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees on the nominations. Upon the use or yielding back of time (approximately 5:30pm), there will be up to 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the Taranto and Gordon nominations.  We expect the Gordon nomination to be confirmed by voice vote.