Skip to content

Wrap Up for Friday, May 22, 2015

Roll Call Votes
  • Hatch-Wyden #1411to #1299, as modified (currency); Agreed to 70-29
  • Portman-Stabenow SA #1299(currency manipulation); Not agreed to 48-51
  • Warren SA #1327(investor state dispute); Not agreed to 39-60
  • Brown SA #1251(docking); Not agreed to 47-52
  • Flake SA #1243(strike TAA); Not agreed 36-62-1
  • Hatch SA #1221(substitute); Agreed to 62-37
  • Cloture on H.R.1314, as amended, if amended; Agreed to 61-38
  • R.1314, as amended (Trade); Agreed to 62-37
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; Not agreed to 57-42
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1357, 2 month FISA extension; Not agreed to 45-54

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #89, H.R.2353 - 2 month highway extension

Passed Calendar #91, S.802 - Girls Count Act of 2015, with committee-reported amendment


Passed S.1463, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.

Passed by voice vote H.R.2496, to extend the authorization for the replacement of the existing Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, to make certain improvements in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, and for other purposes.

Adopted S.Res.156 - National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:

Executive Calendar #83 Peter Levine to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense

Executive Calendar #126 Paul Folmsbee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali

Executive Calendar #128 Stafford Fitzgerald Haney to be Ambassador to Costa Rica

All nominations placed on the Secretary's Desk in the Foreign Service