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The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the Senate will
proceed to executive session to consider the following nomination,
which the clerk will report.
The legislative clerk read the nomination of Scott P. Brown, of New
Hampshire, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
United States of America to New Zealand, and to serve concurrently and
without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Independent
State of Samoa.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. There will now be 15 minutes of debate equally
divided in the usual form.
The Senator from Arizona.
Mr. FLAKE. Mr. President, I yield back all time.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
Without objection, it is so ordered.
The question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the Brown
Mr. FLAKE. I ask for the yeas and nays.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
There is a sufficient second.
The clerk will call the roll.
The bill clerk called the roll.
Mr. CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator
from Tennessee (Mr. Alexander).
Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Tennessee (Mr.
Alexander) would have voted “yea.”
Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from New Jersey (Mr.
Menendez) is necessarily absent.
The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Daines). Are there any other Senators in
the Chamber desiring to vote?
The result was announced--yeas 94, nays 4, as follows:
[Rollcall Vote No. 141 Ex.]
The nomination was confirmed.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Utah.
Mr. LEE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the motion to
reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
Under the previous order, the President will be immediately notified
of the Senate's action.