September 20, 2016 11:58 AM

McConnell objects to Booker district judge consents

Senator Booker asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:
  1. Executive Calendar #359 Edward L. Stanton III - to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee
  2. Executive Calendar #362 Julien Xavier Neals - to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  3. Executive Calendar #363 Gary Richard Brown - to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  4. Executive Calendar #364 Mark A. Young - to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  5. Executive Calendar #459 Mary S. McElroy - to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island
  6. Executive Calendar #460 Susan Paradise Baxter - to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  7. Executive Calendar #461 Marilyn Jean Horan - to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania

that the Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations.

Senator McConnell asked that the request be modified with the following:

That the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider individually the following nominations, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader:

  1. Executive Calendar #359, Edward L. Stanton III, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee
  2. Executive Calendar #460 Susan Paradise Baxter, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  3. Executive Calendar #461 Marilyn Jean Horan, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  4. Executive Calendar #569 Ronald G. Russell, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah

That there be 30 minutes for debate followed by a vote for confirmation for each nomination.

Senator Booker objected to the modification. Senator McConnell objected to the original request.

Senator Booker then asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #359 Edward L. Stanton III - to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee
  2. Executive Calendar #362 Julien Xavier Neals - to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey

that the Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations.

Senator McConnell objected.