This evening Senator Reid filed cloture on Executive Calendar #573
, the nomination of John B. Owens, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, He then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #333, H.R.3979
, which will be the legislative vehicle used for the Unemployment Insurance extension legislation. Under Rule 22, the first cloture vote would occur on Friday; we hope to be able to reach an agreement to move the votes up. Senators will be notified when the votes are scheduled.