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FYI: Groves’ Senate vote at 5:30pm EST this evening

MyTwoCensus just received word that Census Director-To-Be Robert M. Groves’ Senate confirmation vote is tentatively scheduled for 5:30pm EST this evening. Clearly this is dependent on Sonia Sotomayor’s hearing ending on time (it starts at 10am)…stay tuned for updates!

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2 Responses to “FYI: Groves’ Senate vote at 5:30pm EST this evening”

  1. William Seltzer Says:

    Here is the latest from Thomas.gov:

    XECUTIVE SESSION — (Senate – July 10, 2009)

    [Page: S7336] GPO’s PDF

    NOMINATION OF ROBERT M. GROVES TO BE DIRECTOR OF THE CENSUS

    Mr. REID. Mr. President, I now ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to executive session to consider Calendar No. 169, the nomination of Robert M. Groves to be the Director of the Census for our country.

    The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection?

    Without objection, it is so ordered.

    The clerk will report.

    The bill clerk read the nomination of Robert M. Groves, of Michigan, to be Director of the Census.

    CLOTURE MOTION

    Mr. REID. Mr. President, I now send a cloture motion to the desk.

    The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.

    The bill clerk read as follows:

    Cloture Motion

    We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of Robert M. Groves, of Michigan, to be Director of the Census.
    Harry Reid, John D. Rockefeller, IV, Christopher J. Dodd, Arlen Specter, Richard J. Durbin, Mark Begich, Mark Udall, Michael F. Bennet, Jeff Bingaman, Robert P. Casey, Jr., Frank R. Lautenberg, Blanche L. Lincoln, Tom Udall, Bill Nelson, Byron L. Dorgan, Claire McCaskill, Kirsten E. Gillibrand.

    Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum be waived.

    The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered.

    Mr. REID. Mr. President, I now ask unanimous consent that on Monday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m., the Senate proceed to executive session, and there be 1 hour of debate prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination, with the time divided as follows: 15 minutes each for Senators COLLINS, SHELBY, and VITTER, with 15 minutes equally divided between Senators LIEBERMAN and CARPER; that at 5:30 p.m., the Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture; that if cloture is invoked, then all postcloture time be yielded back and the Senate immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination; that upon confirmation, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; no further motions be in order; the President then be immediately notified of the Senate’s action; and the Senate resume legislative session.

    The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered.

  2. Stephen Robert Morse Says:

    Thanks William!