[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 167 (Wednesday, December 21, 2005)]
[Senate]
[Page S14290]
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                           EXECUTIVE CALENDAR

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I have a series of judicial nominations 
that have been cleared on both sides. I ask unanimous consent the 
Senate immediately proceed to executive session to consider the 
following nominations on today's Executive Calendar: Nos. 457, 458, 
459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 471, and 472. I further ask unanimous consent 
that the nominations be confirmed, the motions to reconsider be laid 
upon the table, the President be immediately notified of the Senate's 
action, and the Senate then return to legislative session.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The nominations considered and confirmed en bloc are as follows:


                             the judiciary

       Joseph Frank Bianco, of New York, to be United States 
     District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
       Timothy Mark Burgess, of Alaska, to be United States 
     District Judge for the District of Alaska.
       Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, of Kentucky, to be United States 
     District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
       Eric Nicholas Vitaliano, of New York, to be United States 
     District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
       Kristi Dubose, of Alabama, to be United States District 
     Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.
       W. Keith Watkins, of Alabama, to be United States District 
     Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.
       Virginia Mary Kendall, of Illinois, to be United States 
     District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.


                   federal communications commission

       Michael Joseph Copps, of Virginia, to be a Member of the 
     Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years 
     from July 1, 2005. (Reappointment)
       Deborah Taylor Tate, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the 
     Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of the 
     term expiring June 30, 2007.