Executive Business Meeting

Full Committee

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 09:30 AM
Location: Dirksen 226
Presiding: Senator Grassley

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Agenda

I. Bills 

S. 178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (Cornyn, Feinstein, Grassley, Klobuchar, Hatch, Coons, Graham) 

S. 166, Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015 (Klobuchar, Cornyn, Leahy, Feinstein, Schumer, Franken, Coons, Blumenthal)

II. Nominations 

Loretta E. Lynch, to be Attorney General of the United States 

Michelle K. Lee, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Alfred H. Bennett, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas 

George C. Hanks, Jr., to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas 

Jill N. Parrish, to be a United States District Judge for the District of Utah 

Jose R. Olvera, Jr., to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas 

Nancy B. Firestone, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims 

Thomas L. Halkowski, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims 

Patricia M. McCarthy, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims 

Jeri K. Somers, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims 

Armando O. Bonilla, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims 

Rule V Notice for S.178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (Cornyn, Feinstein, Grassley, Klobuchar, Hatch, Coons, Graham) and S. 166, Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015 (Klobuchar, Cornyn, Franken, Blumenthal) for the Executive Business Meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. 

V. AMENDMENTS 

  1. Provided at least seven calendar days notice of the agenda is given, and the text of the proposed bill or resolution has been made available at least seven calendar days in advance, it shall not be in order for the Committee to consider any amendment in the first degree proposed to any measure under consideration by the Committee unless such amendment has been delivered to the office of the Committee and circulated via e-mail to each of the offices by at least 5:00 PM the day prior to the scheduled start of the meeting. 
  1. It shall be in order, without prior notice, for a Member to offer a motion to strike a single section of any bill, resolution, or amendment under consideration. 
  1. The time limit imposed on the filing of amendments shall apply to no more than three bills identified by the Chairman and included on the Committee’s legislative agenda. 

This section of the rule may be waived by agreement of the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member. 

Member Statements

  1. Senator Chuck Grassley R (IA)
  2. Senator Patrick Leahy D (VT)