April 1, 2014 07:06 PM

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Roll Call Votes

1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #532, Kevin Whitaker, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Colombia; Confirmed: 99-0

2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #687 John P. Carlin, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General; Confirmed: 99-1

Legislative items

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.371, honoring the legacy and accomplishments of Jan Karski on the centennial of his birth with Menendez amendments to the resolution and the title.

Adopted S.Res.408, supporting the designation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month".

Began the Rule 14 process of the following items in order to place the bills on the legislative calendar:

-        S.2198, the Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014. (Feinstein)

-        S.2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Mikulski)

Additional Executive items

Confirmed Executive Calendar #683, Christopher P. Lu, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor by voice vote.