Motion to proceed to CR pending, 10 minute limitations, Cruz objects to confirming 4 nominationsAfter the Senate convened, Senator Reid moved to proceed to Calendar #195, H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution. By consent, Senators are permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each until 6:00pm. There will be no roll call votes today. The next vote will occur at approximately 11:45am tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24. That vote will be on confirmation of Executive Calendar #203, the nomination of Todd M. Hughes, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.
Senator Reid then asked unanimous consent to take up and confirm several nominations, which are listed below. Senator Cruz objected.
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
#338 Ann Miller Ravel, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2017
#339 Lee E. Goodman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
#341 Evan Ryan, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs)
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
#343 Kenneth R. Weinstein, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2014