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Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Roll Call Votes
  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #906, Julian, Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Confirmed: 71-26

Legislative items

S. Res. 497, Honoring the life and career of Charles "Chuck" Noll"

S. Res. 417, a resolution designating October 30, 2014, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers.

Discharged Veterans Affairs and passed H.R. 1216, To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center in Prescott, Arizona, as the "Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center".

Passed H.R. 272, To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the "Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic".

The Senate passed the following Energy bills:

Cal. #256, H.R. 255, Provo River Title Transfer, UT

H.R. 291, Black Hills NF Cemeteries Conveyance, SD

Cal. #226, H.R. 330, Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial, CA

H.R. 356, Hill Creek Mineral Exchange, UT

Cal #359, H.R. 507, Pasqua Yaqui Land Conveyance, AZ

Cal.#353, H.R. 697, Three Kids Mine Conveyance, NV

Cal.#361, H.R. 876, Idaho Wilderness Water Facilities

Cal.#362, H.R. 1158, North Cascades Fish Stocking, WA

Cal.#399, H.R. 2337, Lake Hill National Forest Administrative Site, CO

Cal.#369,  H.R. 3110, Glacier Bay National Park Gull Eggs, AK

Cal.#54, S. 247, Harriet Tubman National Parks, MD&NY [with the committee-reported amendment]

Cal. #57, S. 311, Lower Mississippi River NPS Study, LA [with the committee amendment and with a Coburn amendment]

Cal. #60, S. 354, Oregon Caves National Monument Expansion

Cal.#129, S. 363, Geothermal Production Expansion

Cal. #118, S. 476, C&O Canal Advisory Commission [with the committee-reported amendment]

Cal. #120, S. 609, San Juan County, NM Land Conveyance  [with the committee amendment]

The Senate began the rule 14 process on the following bills:

S.2578, Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act (Murray)

S.2579, $5 million reward for Information on Murder of Naftali Frankel, U.S.-Israeli Citizen

Additional Executive items

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:

  • Executive Calendar #797, Darci L. Vetter, of Nebraska, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
  • Executive Calendar ##904 William D. Adams, of Maine to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities for a term of four years