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To the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 13, 2012.

Subject to qualifications provided by law, the following for permanent appointment to the grade indicated in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Lucas D. Johnson
Kevin G. Doremus
Michael N. Hirsch
Joshua D. Witmer
Jared R. Halonen
Daniel P. Langis
Andrew R. Clos
John R. Kidd
Aras J. Zygas

Refael W. Klein

To be ensign

David B. Keith

Whitley J. Gilbert
Kelsey E. Jeffers
Kasey M. Sims
Junie H. Cassone

Ricardo Rodriguez Perez

Aaron D. Colohan

Veronica J. Brieno Rankin

Chelsea D. Frate

Theresa A. Madsen

To the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

BARACK OBAMA

UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT - JORDAN NOMINATION

As in executive session,

On request by Ms. Cantwell and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That following morning business on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, the Senate proceed to executive session and resume consideration of the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit post-cloture.

Ordered further, That all time during adjournment, morning business and recess count post-cloture.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONSIDERATION - JORDAN NOMINATION

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 13, 2012,

The Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

In executive session,

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

The following favorable reports of nominations were submitted:

By Mr. Kerry for the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Earl W. Gast, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Anne Claire Richard, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Population, Refugees, and Migration).

Tara D. Sonenshine, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

Robert E. Whitehead, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Togolese Republic.

Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint

Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Jonathan Don Farrar, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Panama.

Phyllis Marie Powers, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Republic of Nicaragua.

Nancy J. Powell, of Iowa, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Personal Rank of Career Ambassador, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to India.

Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, reported favorably the following nomination lists which had previously appeared in the Congressional Record on the dates indicated and, at the Senator's request and by unanimous consent, it was ordered that they lie at the Secretary's desk for the information of Senators. Foreign Service nominations beginning with James A. Bever and ending with John Mark Winfield. (See Executive Journal proceedings of October 12, 2011, for complete list.) (minus 1 nominee: R. Douglass Arbuckle)

Foreign Service nominations beginning with Jason P. Jeffreys and ending with Courtney J. Woods. (See Executive Journal proceedings of November 8, 2011, for complete list.)

Foreign Service nominations beginning with Ronald P. Verdonk and ending with Bruce J. Zanin. (See Executive Journal proceedings of December 15, 2011, for complete list.)

As in executive session,

MESSAGES REFERRED

The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting nominations, which were referred as indicated:

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2012.

James M. Demers, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2014, vice Kevin Glenn Nealer, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA

Pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress, nomination placed on the Executive Calendar under Privileged Nominations.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 14, 2012.

Naomi A. Walker, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2012, vice Christopher J. Hanley, term expired.

BARACK OBAMA

Pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress, nomination placed on the Executive Calendar under Privileged Nominations.

UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT - JORDAN NOMINATION

As in executive session,

On request by Mr. Brown and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That following morning business on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, the Senate proceed to executive session and resume consideration of the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, with 2 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form prior to a vote on confirmation of the Jordan nomination; that upon confirmation of the nomination, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate; that no further motions be in order; that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action and the Senate then resume legislative session.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONSIDERATION - JORDAN NOMINATION

Pursuant to an order of the Senate of February 14, 2012,

The Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

Following debate, and

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

On request by Mr. Leahy and with a sufficient second, the yeas and nays were ordered on the nomination.

VOTE - JORDAN NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit?

The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll (No. 19 Ex.) and

The vote resulted - yeas 94, nays 5 - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, Alexander, Ayotte, Barrasso, Baucus, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Boozman, Boxer, Brown (MA), Brown (OH), Burr, Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Chambliss, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Coons, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, Durbin, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Heller, Hoeven, Hutchison, Inhofe, Inouye, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kerry, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lugar, Manchin, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Menendez, Merkley, Mikulski, Moran, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Paul, Portman, Pryor, Reed, Reid, Risch, Roberts, Rockefeller, Rubio, Sanders, Schumer, Sessions, Shaheen, Shelby, Snowe, Stabenow, Tester, Thune, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden -94. Nays: Blunt, DeMint, Lee, Toomey, Vitter -5.

So it was,

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.

Pursuant to the previous order,

The motion to reconsider the vote was considered made and laid upon the table, the President was immediately notified of the action of the Senate and the Senate returned to legislative session.

As in executive session,

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

The following favorable reports of nominations were submitted:

By Ms. Stabenow for the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Bruce J. Sherrick, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.

Chester John Culver, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.

Michael T. Scuse, of Delaware, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.

Michael T. Scuse, of Delaware, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONSIDERATION - FURMAN NOMINATION

On request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Jesse M. Furman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

CLOTURE MOTION FILED - FURMAN NOMINATION

Pending debate,

Mr. Reid presented a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jesse M. Furman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, which was stated as follows:

We, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of Jesse M. Furman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York:

Harry Reid, Patrick J. Leahy, Robert P. Casey Jr., Richard J. Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Jeff Bingaman, Christopher A. Coons, Sheldon Whitehouse, Al Franken, Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Udall, Mark Begich, Kent Conrad, Amy Klobuchar, Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Joseph I. Lieberman.

On request by Mr. Reid and by unanimous consent, it was

Ordered, That with respect to the cloture motion filed, the mandatory quorum under Rule XXII be waived.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012

As in executive session,

MESSAGES REFERRED

The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting nominations, which were referred as indicated:

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 16, 2012.

Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, vice Stanley F. Birch, Jr., retired.

To the Committee on the Judiciary.

BARACK OBAMA

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