July 14, 2015 05:30 PM

Cotton objects to votes on Court of Federal Claims nominations

Senator Coons asked unanimous consent the Senate vote on confirmation of 5 Court of Federal Claims nominations, Firestone, Halkowski, McCarthy, Somers, and Bonilla.

Senator Cotton objected.

Senator Coons then asked consent the Senate vote on confirmation of 3 of those nominations, Halkowski, Somers, and Bonilla.

Senator Cotton objected.

List of nominations:

Ex. Cal. #27 Nancy B. Firestone -- to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

Ex. Cal. #28 Thomas L. Halkowski -- to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years

Ex. Cal. #29 Patricia M. McCarthy - to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years

Ex. Cal. #30 Jeri Kaylene Somers -- to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years

Ex. Cal. #31 Armando Omar Bonilla -- to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years