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« Reply #600 on: February 23, 2021, 02:46:09 PM »

Sanders just voted NO on Vilsack's nomination
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« Reply #601 on: February 23, 2021, 02:46:10 PM »

Bernie just voted NO on Vilsack's nomination. Interesting.
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« Reply #602 on: February 23, 2021, 02:56:49 PM »

Bernie just voted NO on Vilsack's nomination. Interesting.

Eh, not really: Vilsack's gonna be overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, so Bernie has the leeway to be Bernie here.
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« Reply #603 on: February 23, 2021, 03:06:23 PM »

Vilsack is terrible and shouldn't have been re-nominated to be AgSec but whatever, he's confirmed.


In other news:
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« Reply #604 on: February 23, 2021, 03:09:07 PM »
« Edited: February 23, 2021, 03:13:49 PM by AndyHogan14 »

Vilsack is easily confirmed 92-7 but he comes up just short of matching Lloyd Austin for the most voting "aye" (Austin got 93). The final vote for Thomas-Greenfield is happening right now.

The nays for Vilsack were:
Sullivan
Rubio
Scott (FL)
Paul
Hawley
Cruz
Sanders

EDIT: Shaheen was the Senator not voting.
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« Reply #605 on: February 23, 2021, 03:54:39 PM »
« Edited: February 23, 2021, 05:55:40 PM by AndyHogan14 »

The final vote of the day is now over and Linda Thomas-Greenfield has now been confirmed as representative to the UN Security Council and General Assembly. For both votes, she received 78 ayes and 20-21 nays (Toomey didn't vote in the morning).

The nays for Thomas-Greenfield were as follows (20-21):
Shelby
Tuberville
Cotton
Rubio
Scott (FL)
Braun
Ernst
Grassley
Marshall
Hawley
Daines
Sasse
Cramer
Hoeven
Lankford
Toomey*
Scott (SC)
Blackburn
Hagerty
Cruz
Barrasso

Not Voting (1-2):
Toomey*
Paul**
Shaheen***

*Toomey did not vote when they were considering her nomination to the Security Council, but voted nay in the General Assembly vote.
**Paul did not vote in the morning, but voted aye in the afternoon.
***Shaheen voted aye in the morning vote, but did not vote in the afternoon.


EDIT: I originally had Paul as not voting in both situations, he did not vote in the morning and voted aye in the afternoon and it was the exact opposite for Shaheen.
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« Reply #606 on: February 23, 2021, 03:56:34 PM »

Schumer just filed cloture for Cardona (he did the same for Granholm yesterday).
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« Reply #607 on: February 23, 2021, 04:03:43 PM »

Is Hawley now the only one who opposed all Biden nominees? Even Cruz voted for Austin.
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« Reply #608 on: February 23, 2021, 04:05:28 PM »

Is Hawley now the only one who opposed all Biden nominees? Even Cruz voted for Austin.

This has been the case since Lee voted in favor of Buttigieg the other week, yeah.
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« Reply #609 on: February 23, 2021, 04:07:14 PM »

Is Hawley now the only one who opposed all Biden nominees? Even Cruz voted for Austin.
Hawley is the only Republican senator to oppose every Biden nominee so far.
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« Reply #610 on: February 23, 2021, 04:10:13 PM »

Is Hawley now the only one who opposed all Biden nominees? Even Cruz voted for Austin.
Hawley is the only Republican senator to oppose every Biden nominee so far.

He's one of the worst.
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« Reply #611 on: February 23, 2021, 04:20:28 PM »

During today's session:


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« Reply #612 on: February 23, 2021, 04:25:36 PM »


If only she could talk as progressively as she dresses.
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« Reply #613 on: February 23, 2021, 04:31:16 PM »

During today's session:




Honestly, even as someone who hates Konservadem Kyrsten, the idea of her and Romney having a little rapport going is kind of sweet.
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« Reply #614 on: February 23, 2021, 04:48:08 PM »

Also, only tangentially related but what happened to her right hand? It looks like she's wearing a wrist brace & 4 finger braces. Hope everything's okay.
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« Reply #615 on: February 23, 2021, 04:49:05 PM »

Kyrsten Sinema is physically attractive (at least in my opinion) but I wish that her politics was more attractive. She shouldn't be a conservadem.
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« Reply #616 on: February 23, 2021, 04:50:14 PM »

Also, only tangentially related but what happened to her right hand? It looks like she's wearing a wrist brace & 4 finger braces. Hope everything's okay.

Looks like something for carpal tunnel. Although I've never seen one in white.
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« Reply #617 on: February 23, 2021, 04:58:39 PM »

During today's session:




Sounds like this was planned ahead of time.
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« Reply #618 on: February 23, 2021, 06:59:24 PM »

2 yes votes: blue
1 yes, 1 no/absent: yellow
2 no/absent: red

Confirmation: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations



Confirmation: Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture


Notes:
- Florida continues to vote far to the right of the nation. Scott and Rubio continue to vote against even the most inoffensive Biden nominees. Getting big 2024 vibes from these two.
- Hawley and Cruz continue their crusade against Biden nominees
- Shaheen wasn't in town for these votes, hence NH. Sorry, I haven't found a way to measure absent votes without defaulting to 'no'.
- Sanders is the first no among the dem caucus so far, to my knowledge
- Tom Cotton appears to be voting more like a typical republican than a 2024 candidate.
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« Reply #619 on: February 23, 2021, 07:38:51 PM »

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« Reply #620 on: February 23, 2021, 07:56:58 PM »

So Neera's budget committee vote is tomorrow. Assuming they don't pull her nomination before then, does Bernie still vote yes? I'm gonna say he will, but I'm much less sure of it than I was before last Friday.
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« Reply #621 on: February 23, 2021, 08:14:11 PM »
« Edited: Today at 12:02:43 PM by AndyHogan14 »

UPDATED SCHEDULE:
February 24
10:00am • Tanden (Committee Vote; HSGAC)
10:00am • Haaland (Hearing; Energy)
2:00pm • Becerra (Hearing; Finance)
2:30pm • Guzman (Committee Vote; SBE)
4:00pm • Granholm (Cloture Vote)
TBA • Tanden (Committee Vote; Budget)

February 25
10:00am • Tai (Hearing; Finance)

March 1
TBA • Garland (Committee Vote; Judiciary)

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Non-Cabinet-Level
Burns (Hearing, 2/24 at 10am)
Murthy/Levine (Hearing, 2/25 at 10am)
Gensler/Chopra (Hearing, 3/2 at 10am)

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Confirmed
Blinken, Yellen, Austin, Vilsack, Buttigieg, McDonough, Mayorkas, Haines, Thomas-Greenfield

Awaiting Full Senate Vote
Granholm (Cloture; 2/24), Raimondo (TBA), Fudge (TBA), Walsh (TBA), Cardona (TBA), Rouse (TBA), Regan (TBA)

Awaiting Committee Vote
Guzman (2/24), Tanden (2/24; HSGAC), Tanden (2/24; Budget), Garland (3/1)

Awaiting Committee Hearing
Haaland (2/24), Becerra (2/24), Tai (2/25)

Committee Hearings Not Yet Scheduled
Lander

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With Vilsack and Thomas-Greenfield getting confirmed, we finally have some new members of the cabinet for the first time in a while! Tomorrow is shaping up to be another busy day with more hearings on both Haaland and Becerra as well as the committee votes for Tanden—it will be very interesting to see if she clears both committees tomorrow. Also, Granholm will get her cloture vote tomorrow with a full Senate vote probably coming on Thursday. With Schumer filing cloture for Cardona today, I would probably expect a cloture vote on Thursday with a final vote on Friday but we will see. It also seems as if Raimondo is going to be next after Granholm and Cardona.

EDIT: Tanden's committee votes have been postponed.
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« Reply #622 on: February 23, 2021, 08:14:26 PM »



Nut. Looks like we're in the clear (knock on wood, barring Sinema shenanigans)
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« Reply #623 on: February 23, 2021, 09:59:36 PM »

Nut. Looks like we're in the clear (knock on wood, barring Sinema shenanigans)

Voting against Haaland as a Democratic Senator from ARIZONA would be malpractice.
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« Reply #624 on: February 23, 2021, 11:07:52 PM »

I'd give Tanden a 15% chance she is confirmed
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