The Senate continued the legislative day that began at 2pm on December 11th. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Cornelia Pillard, to be DC Circuit Judge by a vote of 51-44 and Chai Feldblum, to be member of EEOC by a vote of 55- 41.
The Senate is currently considering the nomination of Elizabeth Wolford to be US District Judge, Western NY.
Vote on the Wolford nomination is expected at approximately 11 am. Further votes are expected throughout the day.
Wolford was confirmed by a vote of 70 – 29. The Senate is now considering the nomination of Landya McCafferty, NH, to be US District Judge of NH. Vote expected at approx 12:45. The Senate paused at Noon for prayer and began a new calendar day (but same legislative day).
McCafferty was confirmed by a vote of 79 – 19. The Senate invoked cloture for Patricia M Wald, to be Member of Privacy and Civil Liberties Board by a vote of 57 – 41. Next vote expected (on Wald nomination) at approximately 5:30.
Wald was confirmed by a vote of 57-41. Cloture was invoked on Brian Morris, MT, to be US District Judge, MT 57 – 40. Next Vote expected on Morris Nomination at 7:30.
Morris was confirmed by a vote of 75-20. Cloture was invoked on the Susan P. Watters, MT, to be US District Judge by a vote of 58-39. Vote on this nomination followed by a cloture vote on Deborah Lee James, Va, to be Secy Air Force, is expected at 9:15. (Confirmation vote on James is expected to occur at 6 AM Friday Morning).