The Senate proceeded to Executive session by a vote of 48-34. Senator Reid then filed cloture on Executive Calendar #1084
, Sarah Saldana, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security. Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum under Rule 22 be waived. Senator Wicker objected. That means we will have to have a quorum prior to the cloture vote on the Saldana nomination.
At 12:30pm , the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Legislative Session;
Agreed to: 52-40
Next vote: Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #1058, Carolyn Colvin Commissioner, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.