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THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

The following named officer for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be lieutenant general

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Navy to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be vice admiral

Vice Adm. Joseph D. Kernan

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

The following named officers for appointment in the United States Navy Reserve to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 12203:

To be rear admiral (lower half)

Capt. Althea H. Coetzee

Capt. Valerie K. Huegel

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

I HEREBY APPOINT THE FOLLOWING NAMED OFFICERS IN THE GRADE INDICATED IN THE REGULAR ARMY UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTIONS 531 AND 716:

ERIK M. BENDA

JOHN R. GRABOWSKI

ANDREW R. HUISMAN

To be major

To the Committee on Armed Services.

DONALD P. JOHNSON
GEORGE P. LEWIS
SETH D. MIDDLETON

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

THE FOLLOWING NAMED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICERS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE INDICATED IN THE RESERVE OF THE ARMY UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTIONS 12203 AND 12211:

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The following named officer for appointment to the grade indicated in the United States Navy under title 10, U.S.C., section 624:

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The following named officer for appointment to the grade indicated in the United States Navy under title 10, U.S.C., section 624:

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The following named officer for appointment to the grade indicated in the United States Navy under title 10, U.S.C., section 624:

To be lieutenant commander

Brandon M. Oberling

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

THE FOLLOWING NAMED INDIVIDUALS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADES INDICATED IN THE REGULAR NAVY UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 531:

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

Ordered, That at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina; that there be 15 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote, without any intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination; that no further motions be in order; that upon confirmation, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table, the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action and the Senate then resume legislative session.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT – COGBURN NOMINATION

As in executive session,

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

Ordered, That the time for debate on the nomination of Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina; be extended to 45 minutes and the provisions of the previous order remain in effect.

MESSAGES REFERRED

As in executive session,

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, March 10, 2011.

Christopher B. Howard, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Security Education Board for a term of four years, vice Kiron Kanina Skinner, term expired.

To the Committee on Armed Services.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 10, 2011.

Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be United States Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund for a term of five years. (Reappointment)

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 10, 2011.

Dereth Britt Glance, of New York, to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, vice Irene B. Brooks.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 10, 2011.

Richard M. Moy, of Montana, to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, vice Samuel W. Speck.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 10, 2011.

Daniel Benjamin Shapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Israel.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 10, 2011.

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

To be lieutenant (junior grade)

Zachary P. Cress

To the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

BARACK OBAMA

In executive session,

The following favorable reports of nominations were submitted:

By Mr. Leahy for the Committee on the Judiciary.

Jimmie V. Reyna, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Arenda L. Wright Allen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Vincent L. Briccetti, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

John A. Kronstadt, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Michael Francis Urbanski, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

CONSIDERATION - COGBURN NOMINATION

Pursuant to a previous order, it was

Ordered, That the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina

Following debate, and

YEAS AND NAYS ORDERED

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

VOTE COGBURN NOMINATION

The question being, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina?

The assistant editor of the Daily Digest proceeded to call the roll (No. 38 Ex.) and

The vote resulted - yeas 96, nays 0 - as follows:

Yeas: Akaka, Alexander, Ayotte, Barrasso, Baucus, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Blunt, Boozman, Brown (MA), Brown (OH), Burr, Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Chambliss, Coats, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Coons, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, DeMint, Durbin, Ensign, Enzi, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Graham, Grassley, Hagan, Harkin, Hatch, Hoeven, Inouye, Isakson, Johanns, Johnson (SD), Johnson (WI), Kerry, Kirk, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Lee, 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, Toomey, Udall (CO), Vitter, Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wicker, Wyden - 96. Nays: -0.

So it was,

Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination.
Pursuant to a previous order, it was

Ordered, That the motion to reconsider the vote be laid upon the table; that the President be immediately notified of the action of the Senate and that the Senate return to legislative session.

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