2) Cloture on Executive Calendar #573, John B. Owens, of CA, to be US Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Invoked: 54-44
3) Cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Unemployment Insurance extension; Invoked: 65-34
Additional Legislative items
Passed H.R.4152, the Ukraine bill, as amended by voice vote.
Adopted S.Res.400, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, which struck the State of Alaska at 5:36pm on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, honoring those who lost their lives in the Great Alaska Earthquake and associated tsunamis, and expressing continued support for research on earthquake and tsunami prediction and mitigation strategies.
Passed S.2183, U.S. international news programming to Ukraine and neighboring regions.
Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.395, designating the month of April 2014 as "Military and Veterans Caregiver Month."
Additional Executive items
Confirmed Executive Calendar #689 Maria Contreras-Sweet to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration by voice vote.
Confirmed Executive Calendar #700, Mathew H. Tueller to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen by voice vote.
Discharged the Commerce committee and confirmed PN1059, Kathryn B. Thomson to be General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation.