November 17, 2014 06:09 PM

Now voting on cloture on Abrams -- voice votes on Leaf, Osius, Ruggles, and Stanton nominations tonight

6:05pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #856, Leslie Joyce Abrams, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia;

Invoked: 68-28

Following the cloture vote on the Ross nomination tonight, the Senate will voice vote confirmation of the Leaf, Osius, Ruggles, and Stanton nominations (ambassadors).

Next Roll Call Votes:

  1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #857, Mark Howard Cohen, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; and
  2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #858, Eleanor Louise Ross, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

Voice votes:

Executive Calendar #1050 Barbara A. Leaf - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates

Executive Calendar #898 Theodore G. Osius III - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Executive Calendar #961 Erica J. Barks Ruggles - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Rwanda

Executive Calendar #533 Karen Clark Stanton - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste