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Wrap Up for Thursday, January 28, 2016

Roll Call Votes
  1. Crapo amendment #3021(nuclear energy technologies); agreed to: 86-5.
  2. Markey amendment #2982 (energy production/crude report); agreed to: 62-29.
  3. Schatz amendment #2965 (advanced research projects); agreed to: 55-37.

Legislative Business

The following amendments were agreed to by voice vote:

Barrasso amendment #3017, as modified;

Shaheen amendment #2968, as modified;

Barrasso SA #3029 (Indian tribal dev);

Baldwin SA #2984 (water and wastewater treatment facilities);

Wyden SA #3001 (geothermal);

Capito SA #3063 (ethane storage);

Daines SA #3020 (Gibson Dam project); and

Hirono SA #3067 (minorities).

Adopted S.Res.350, congratulating the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for winning the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Adopted S.Res.351, designating the week of January 24 through January 30, 2016, as "National School Choice Week".

Adopted S.Res.352, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger and of Teacher in Space S. Christa McAuliffe of Concord, New Hampshire.

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent:


Cal. #449 - Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Brock to be Lieutenant General

Cal. #450 - Col. James H. Dienst to be Brigadier General

Cal. #451 - The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. John J. Degoes

Col. Mark A. Koeniger

Cal. #452 - The following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. James R. Barkley

Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider

Brig. Gen. David B. O'Brien

Brig. Gen. Eric S. Overturf

Brig. Gen. Walter J. Sams

Brig. Gen. John P. Stokes

Brig. Gen. Curtis L. Williams

Brig. Gen. Edward P. Yarish

Cal. #453 - Col. Paige P. Hunter to be Brigadier General

Cal. #454 - Col. Thomas J. Owens, II to be Brigadier General


Cal. #455 - Col. Robert G. Michnowicz to be Brigadier General

Cal. #456 - Col. Jeffrey C. Coggin to be Brigadier General

Cal. #457 - Col. Kevin C. Wulfhorst to be Brigadier General

And all nominations on the Secretary's desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.