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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Roll Call Vote

1)     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management; Confirmed: 71-28

Legislative items

Adopted S.Res.361, a resolution recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression in the People's Republic of China and urging the Government of the People's Republic of China to take meaningful steps to improve freedom of expression as fitting of a responsible international stakeholder with a Cardin amendment to the resolution.

Adopted H.Con.Res.90, to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitors Center for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.2223, the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (Harkin-Merkley-Reid), on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.2575, Save American Workers Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Addition Executive items

Confirmed Executive Calendar #502 Frank G. Klotz, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security by voice vote.

Confirmed Executive Calendar #713, the nomination of Gen. Paul J. Selva to be General for appointment in the United States Air Force to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601.