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Agreement on Nix-Hines, McCord, Chu, and Batta nominations--up to 4 votes at noon Thursday (1 roll call and 3 voice votes expected)

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:30 am, the Senate will execute the previous order to consider the Nix-Hines nomination. There will be up to 30 minutes for debate prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to and vote on confirmation of the McCord, Chu, and Batta nominations.

As a result, we expect 1 roll call and 3 voice votes at 12:00 noon tomorrow on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #523 Crystal Nix-Hines, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization;
  2. Executive Calendar #710  Michael J. McCord, of Ohio, to be Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (voice vote expected);
  3. Executive Calendar #782 R. Jane Chu, Missouri, to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts for a term of four years (voice vote expected); and
  4. Executive Calendar #776 Todd A. Batta, of Iowa, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (voice vote expected).