May 17, 2016 07:16 PM

Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roll Call Votes
  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9 billion Zika funding); not invoked: 50-47.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Cornyn SA #3899, as modified ($1.1 billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut); not invoked: 52-45.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Blunt-Murray SA #3900, as modified ($1.1 billion Zika funding); invoked: 68-29.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #362, S.2040 - Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, with Cornyn-Schumer substitute amendment - by voice vote.

Passed Calendar #405, S.1335 - Fish Treaty Implementation, with Sullivan substitute amendment.

Adopted S.Res.468 - designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2016, as "National Police Week".

Agreed to the following amendments to H.R.2577, THUD/MilCon-VA appropriations, by voice vote:

THUD

  1. King SA #3934 - disabled veterans and student loans;
  2. Rubio SA #3918 - Shortens the time period for landlords to address physical deficiencies in HUD-assisted housing;
  3. Heller SA #3905 - Prohibits individuals convicted of murder, sexual assault and trafficking, and child pornography from accessing HUD-assisted housing;
  4. Rubio SA #3926 - Real Estate Assessment Center physical inspections;
  5. Manchin SA #3961 - airport repairs;
  6. Booker SA #3941 - restores FAST Act eligibility to CRISI grant program for construction projects related to passenger rail;
MilCon-VA
  1. Tester SA #3914 - construction requirements in Europe;
  2. Kirk SA #3948 - access roads;
  3. Heller SA #3948 - disability compensation claims;
  4. Heitkamp SA #3954 - vets counseling in rural areas; and
  5. Bennet SA #3971 - disabled veterans on Olympic teams.

Executive Business

Confirmed Executive Calendar #477, Eric Fanning, to be Secretary of the Army, by voice vote.

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Executive Calendar #444 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for the remainder of the term expiring September 27, 2015, vice Johnnie Carson.

Executive Calendar #445 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 27, 2021.

Executive Calendar #446 - John W. Leslie, Jr., of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2019.

Executive Calendar #447 - Linda I. Etim, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2021.

 

UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

Executive Calendar #467 - Georgette Mosbacher, of New York, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

 

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

Executive Calendar #217 Todd A. Fisher - to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2016

Executive Calendar #218 Deven J. Parekh - to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #479 - Robert Annan Riley III, of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federated States of Micronesia.

Executive Calendar #480 - Karen Brevard Stewart, of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Executive Calendar #482 - Matthew John Matthews, of Oregon, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Executive Calendar #484 - Marcela Escobari, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Executive Calendar #553 - Swati A. Dandekar, of Iowa, to be US Director of the Asian Development Bank.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #554 - Adam H. Sterling, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Slovak Republic.

Executive Calendar #555 - Kelly Keiderling-Franz, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

Executive Calendar #556 - Stephen Michael Schwartz, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Executive Calendar #557 - Christine Ann Elder, of Kentucky, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Liberia.

Executive Calendar #558 - Elizabeth Holzhall Richard, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Lebanese Republic.