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the presiding officer: any senator wish to change their votes? if not, the yeas are 52. the nays are 45, and the nomination is confirmed. under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table and the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action. mr. mcconnell: mr. president. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. mcconnell: i ask consent the remaining votes be ten minutes in length. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report motion to invoke cloture.
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the clerk: we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of wendy vitter of louisiana to be united states district judge for the eastern district of louisiana, signed by 16 senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. the question is, is it is it the sense of the senate that debate on the nomination of wendy vitter of louisiana to be united states district judge for the eastern district of louisiana shall be brought to a close. the yeas and nays are mandatory under the rule. the clerk will call the roll. vote:
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the presiding officer: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or change their vote? if not, the yeas are 51, the nays are 45, and the motion is agreed to.
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the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22, do hereby bring to a close debate on the nomination of brian j. bulatao, of texas, to be an under secretary of state, sign by 17 senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. the question is, is it the sense of the senate that debate on the nomination of brian j. bulatao, of texas, to be under secretary of state shall be brought to a close? the yeas and nays rb mandatory under the -- are mandatory under the rule. the clerk will call the roll. this is a ten minute vote. vote:
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the presiding officer: any senator wish to vote or change their vote? if not, the ayes are -- yays are # 0. the nays are 5. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of jeffrey a. rosen of virginia to be deputy attorney general signed by 17
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senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. the question is, is it the sense of the senate that debate on the nomination of jeffrey a. rosen of virginia to be deputy attorney general shall be brought to a close. the yeas and nays are mandatory under the rule. the clerk will call the roll. vote:
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the presiding officer: does any senator wish to vote or change his or her vote? if not, the ayes are 52, the nays are 44. and the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of justice, jeffrey a. rosen of virginia to be deputy attorney general. a senator: mr. president. the presiding officer: the
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senator from colorado. mr. gardner: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to legislative session and be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection. for the information of the senate, the chair makes the following announcement. the president pro tem of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, pursuant to the provisions of section 201-a-2 of the congressional budget act of 1974 have appointed dr. phillip swaggle as director of the congressional budget office, effective june 3, 2019, for the term expiring january 3, 2023. mr. gardner: mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from colorado. mr. gardner: i have one request for a committee to meet during today's session of the senate. they have the approval of the majority and minority leaders. the presiding officer: duly noted. mr. gardner: i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today, it adjourn until 10:00 a.m. thursday, may 16. further, following the prayer and pledge, the morning business be expired, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the time for the two leaders be
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reserved for their use later in the day, morning business be closed, and the senate proceed to executive session and resume consideration of the vitter nomination. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. gardner: if there is no further business to come before the senate, i ask that it stand adjourned under the previous order. the presiding officer: the senate stands adjourned
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>> and since the grounding and in particular the various ongoing reviews of the faa process to returning the 737 max to service with our commitment to safety and fact-based data-driven decision-making is the guiding principle several reviews were
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initiated to have the faa process and separate from evaluating any particular technical fix from the 737 max on march 19 secretary chao asked the department of transportation inspector general to conduct an audit of the boeing with the goal specifically to compile a detailed history of the activities that led to certification that is ongoing with the cooperation of the faa. secretary chao on march 25th announced the establishment of a committee to review those procedures of certification of
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new aircraft including the boeing 737 max. an independent body whose findings and recommendations will be presented directly to the secretary and faa administrator on april 2nd wanting a joint authority technical review to review the system and comprises experts of international aviation authorities. the 737 max returned to service is not contingent on these reviews but rather toward systemic improvements for the future. now talk about the faa effort to safely return the seven - - the 737 max to service here and abroad. as the faa discussed for march g with that operational program to develop training related to the software. and meeting with safety
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representatives for those that fly the 737 max as well as the pilot unions for those airlines. and this unprecedented meeting and it recently solicited public comment on a draft report by the faa 737 max flight board. that consist of pilots and we use that without training associated with boeing's proposed software enhancement with that multi agency technical advisory board and that includes experts from the u.s. air force nafta and the faa and none of these experts
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were involved in the original certification of the 737 max the recommendations will directly inform our decision of the 727 max one - - 737 max returning to service the next week the faa will host a meeting of directors general civil aviation authorities from around the world. the activities to ensure the safe return of the 737 max to service. this meeting as part of the efforts to work with other civil aviation authorities with specific concerns related to the 737 max and in keeping with the faa long-standing cooperation with international partners. as our work continues i want to offer this assurance. in the west the 737 max will return to service only when
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the faa analysis of the facts and technical data indicate it is safe to do so. this concludes my prepared statement "washington journal" continues. host:

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