December 15, 2021 08:25 PM

Schedule for Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #528 Atul Atmaram Gawande, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

 

The Senate will recess from 1:00pm until 2:00pm to allow for a Democratic caucus meeting.

 

During Thursday’s session, Senator Schumer is expected to move to discharge the nomination of Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit from the Judiciary Committee. Once the motion is made, there would be up to 4 hours of debate equally divided prior to a vote on the motion to discharge. This vote is expected tomorrow afternoon. Another message will be sent when the motion is made.

 

Additional roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

 

During Wednesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

1. Executive Calendar #528 Atul Atmaram Gawande, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

2. Executive Calendar #577 Linda Lopez, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California. 

3. Executive Calendar #579 Jinsook Ohta, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

4. Executive Calendar #580 David Herrera Urias, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico.

5. Executive Calendar #574 Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

6. Executive Calendar #487 Jane M. Beckering, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

7. Executive Calendar #488 Shalina D. Kumar, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

8. Executive Calendar #575 Jennifer L. Thurston, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California.

9. Executive Calendar #578 Katherine Marie Menendez, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota.

10. Executive Calendar #573 Mary Katherine Dimke, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington.

11. Executive Calendar #519 Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of Andorra.

12. Executive Calendar #526 Rahm Emanuel, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to Japan.

13. Executive Calendar #446 Jack A. Markell, of Delaware, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador.

14. Executive Calendar #442 Bathsheba Nell Crocker, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador.

15. Executive Calendar #454 Mark Gitenstein, of Washington, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

16. Executive Calendar #447 Denise Campbell Bauer, of California, to be Ambassador to the French Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco.

17. Executive Calendar #525 R. Nicholas Burns, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

18. Executive Calendar #440 Claire D. Cronin, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Ireland.

19. Executive Calendar #323 Marcela Escobari, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

20. Executive Calendar #317 Marc Evans Knapper, of California, to be Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

21. Executive Calendar #320 Rufus Gifford, of Massachusetts, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.

22. Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Thursday, December 16th at TBD afternoon – expected roll call vote:

1. Motion to discharge the nomination of Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit from the Judiciary Committee.