Executive Business Meeting
Business Meeting

Full Committee
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Time: 09:30 AM

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Agenda


An Executive Business Meeting has been scheduled by the Committee on the Judiciary, for Thursday,

October 20, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., in the Senate Dirksen Building, Room 226.

By order of the Chairman
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AGENDA

Executive Business Meeting

Senate Judiciary Committee

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.
I. Nominations

Susan Neilson
to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit

John Richard Smoak
to be U. S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida

Brian Edward Sandoval
to be U. S. District Judge for the District of Nevada

Harry Sandlin Mattice, Jr.
to be U. S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Margaret Mary Sweeney
to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

Thomas Craig Wheeler
to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

Wan Kim
to be an Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division

Steven G. Bradbury
to be an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel

Sue Ellen Wooldridge
to be an Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Thomas O. Barnett
to be an Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division

II. Bills

S. 1088, Streamlined Procedures Act of 2005
[Kyl, Cornyn, Grassley, Hatch]

S. 1789, Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2005
[Specter, Leahy, Feinstein, Feingold]

S. 751, Notification of Risk to Personal Data Act
[Feinstein, Kyl]

S. 1326, Notification of Risk to Personal Data Act
[Sessions]

S. 1086, A Bill to Improve the National Program to Register and Monitor Individuals Who Commit Crimes Against Children or Sex Offenses
[Hatch, Biden, Schumer, DeWine, Kyl, Grassley]

S. 956, Jetseta Gage Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2005
[Grassley, Kyl, Cornyn]

S. 1699, Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act
[Specter, Leahy, Hatch, DeWine, Cornyn, Brownback, Feingold, Durbin]

S. 1095, Protecting American Goods and Services Act of 2005
[Cornyn, Leahy]

H.R. 683, Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005
[Smith - TX]

S. 443, Antitrust Criminal Investigative Improvements Act of 2005
[DeWine, Kohl, Leahy]

S. 1787, Relief to Victims of Hurricane Katrina and Other Natural Disasters Act of 2005
[Vitter, Grassley, Cornyn, DeWine]

S. 1647, Hurricane Katrina Bankruptcy Relief and Community Protection Act of 2005
[Feingold, Leahy, Durbin, Kennedy, Feinstein]

S. ____, Budget Reconciliation [Chairman's Mark]

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The following action was taken during the Executive Business Meeting on October 20, 2005:

I. Nominations

The following individual was passed out of Committee by a vote of 18-0:
? Susan Neilson, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit

The following five individuals' nominations were all passed by voice vote:
? John Richard Smoak, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida
? Brian Edward Sandoval, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Nevada
? Harry Sandlin Mattice, Jr., to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee
? Margaret Mary Sweeney, to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
? Thomas Craig Wheeler, to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

The following individuals' nominations were held over:
? Wan Kim, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division
? Steven G. Bradbury, to be an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
? Sue Ellen Wooldridge, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division
? Thomas O. Barnett, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division

II. Bills

The following Bills were voted on by the Committee (there was no action taken on bills not listed):
? S.1086, A Bill to Improve the National Program to Register and Monitor Individuals Who Commit Crimes Against Children or Sex Offenses (passed by voice vote)
? The Specter amendment to S.1086 was also passed by voice vote

? S.443, Antitrust Criminal Investigative Improvements Act of 2005

? S.1326, Notification of Risk to Personal Data Act (passed by voice vote)

? S.___, Budget Reconciliation [Chairman's Mark] motion to report the budget was passed by a vote of 14-2
? Hatch substitute regarding a 5 percent increase in fees for visas was defeated by a vote of 5-11
? Specter substitute was passed by voice vote
? Sessions amendment regarding H1B Visas was defeated by a vote of 7-11
? Feinstein amendment regarding L1 Visas was passed by a vote of 10-5

Member Statements


  1. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)