EXECUTIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 154
(Senate - September 26, 2017)

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                           EXECUTIVE SESSION

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                           EXECUTIVE CALENDAR

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to executive session 
to consider Calendar No. 312, Ralph Erickson.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the motion.
  The motion was agreed to.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the nomination.
  The bill clerk read the nomination of Ralph R. Erickson, of North 
Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.


                             Cloture Motion

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I send a cloture motion to the desk.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under 
rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
  The bill clerk read as follows:

                             Cloture Motion

       We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the 
     provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
     do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination 
     of Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States 
     Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
         Mitch McConnell, Orrin G. Hatch, James Lankford, Jerry 
           Moran, Johnny Isakson, John Thune, Thom Tillis, Shelley 
           Moore Capito, Mike Crapo, James E. Risch, Mike Rounds, 
           John Barrasso, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley, John 
           Boozman, John Hoeven, Rob Portman.

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