Executive Sessionby Senator John Cornyn
Posted on 2015-12-07
CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the
Senator from Missouri (Mr. Blunt), the Senator from Indiana (Mr.
Coats), the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz), the Senator from South
Carolina (Mr. Graham), the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Isakson), the
Senator from Illinois (Mr. Kirk), the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Moran),
the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Roberts), the Senator from Florida (Mr.
Rubio), and the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Toomey).
Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Sanders) is necessarily absent.
The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Lankford). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The result was announced--yeas 89, nays 0, as follows: [Rollcall Vote No. 332 Ex.] YEAS--89 Alexander Ayotte Baldwin Barrasso Bennet Blumenthal Booker Boozman Boxer Brown Burr Cantwell Capito Cardin Carper Casey Cassidy Cochran Collins Coons Corker Cornyn Cotton Crapo Daines Donnelly Durbin Enzi Ernst Feinstein Fischer Flake Franken Gardner Gillibrand Grassley Hatch Heinrich Heitkamp Heller Hirono Hoeven Inhofe Johnson Kaine King Klobuchar Lankford Leahy Lee Manchin Markey McCain McCaskill McConnell Menendez Merkley Mikulski Murkowski Murphy Murray Nelson Paul Perdue Peters Portman Reed Reid Risch Rounds Sasse Schatz Schumer Scott Sessions Shaheen Shelby Stabenow Sullivan Tester Thune Tillis Udall Vitter Warner Warren Whitehouse Wicker Wyden NOT VOTING--11 Blunt Coats Cruz Graham Isakson Kirk Moran Roberts Rubio Sanders Toomey The nomination was confirmed.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the following nominations, which the clerk will report.
The legislative clerk read the nominations of Kenneth Damian Ward, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; and Linda I. Etim, of Wisconsin, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the Ward and Etim nominations en bloc? The nominations were confirmed en bloc.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the motions to reconsider are considered made and laid upon the table and the President will be immediately notified of the Senate's action.