Schedule for Pro Forma Session and Monday, March 9, 2015The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, March 6, 2015, for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will stand adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2015.
Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar numbers 15, 22, 49, and 50, with thirty minutes of debate equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations. At this point, we expect a roll call vote on the Marti nomination and voice votes on the remaining nominations.
Prior to adjourning, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.625, Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, March 10.
Approximately 5:30pm-1 roll call, 3 voice votes expected:
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #15, Daniel Henry Marti, of Virginia, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (roll call);
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #22, Michelle K. Lee, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (voice vote);
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #49, Jeffrey S. Hall, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring October 13, 2018 (voice vote); and
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #50, Dallas P. Tonsager, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring May 21, 2020 (voice vote).