Further, the Senate will then vote (expect voice votes) on confirmation of the following nominations:
- Exec. Cal. #647, Arun Madhavan Kumar, of CA, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service; and
- Exec. Cal. #551, Timothy M. Broas, of MD, to be Ambassador to the Netherlands.
Flood Insurance agreement
I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #317, H.R.3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act; that there be up to 75 minutes of debate prior to a vote on passage of the bill, with the Majority controlling 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling 15 minutes; further, that upon disposition of H.R.3370, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.2137, introduced earlier today by Senator Lee; that the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill; that each bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; with all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate; finally, there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; and Senator Coburn be recognized for up to 30 minutes following the votes for his remarks relative to the flood insurance bill.