July 14, 2016 09:07 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, July 14, 2016

Roll Call Votes
  1. Motion to invoke cloture on compound motion to go to conference on S.2943, NDAA; invoked: 90-7.
  2. Shaheen motion to instruct the conferees (re: Afghan visas); agreed to: 84-12.
  3. Sullivan motion to instruct the conferees (re: military operations); agreed to: 85-12.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture upon reconsideration on the motion to proceed to H.R.5293, Defense Appropriations; not invoked: 55-42.
  5. Motion to invoke cloture upon reconsideration on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations; not invoked: 52-44.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #508, S. 1935: to require the Secretary of Commerce to undertake certain activities to support waterfront community revitalization and resiliency.

Passed H.R.4904: Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016.

Passed by voice vote S.3282: National Sea Grant.

Passed by voice vote S.2854: Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, with a Burr substitute amendment.

Passed by voice vote Calendar #423, S.2614: Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2016, with a Grassley-Schumer substitute amendment.

Passed S.3283: designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, CO, as the "PFC James Dunn VA Clinic".

Passed H.R.3700: Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act.

Passed H.R.5722: to establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.

Adopted S.Res.486: commemorating "Cruise Travel Professional Month" in October 2016 with a Rubio amendment.

Adopted Calendar #565, S.Res.515: visit of Prime Minister of Singapore.

Adopted Calendar #566, S.Con.Res.41: expressing the sense of Congress on the Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with committee-reported amendments. Adopted Calendar #568, S.Con.Res.46: expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs.

Agreed to H.Con.Res.142: supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid.

Adopted S.Res.521: expressing support for the designation of September 2016 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Adopted S.Res.349: congratulating the Farm Credit System on the celebration of its 100th anniversary.

Passed by voice vote Calendar #385, S. 1443: Indian Employment Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2015.

Passed Calendar #403, S. 818: to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections.

Passed Calendar #380, S.817: to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.

Passed Calendar #571, S.3028: redesignation of the Olympia Wilderness as the Daniel Evans Wilderness.

Passed the following Postal Naming bills, en bloc:

  • R. 2607 (New York) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York, as the "Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building".
  • R. 3931 (Arkansas) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 620 Central Avenue Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, as the "Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown United States Post Office".
  • R. 3953 (Florida) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison Street, Elfers, Florida, as the "Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office".
  • R. 4010 (Arizona) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 522 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the "Ed Pastor Post Office".
  • R. 4425 (Minnesota) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 East Powerhouse Road in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the "Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office".
  • R. 4747 (Georgia) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the "Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building".
  • R. 4761 (California) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 61 South Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, California, as the "Louis Van Iersel Post Office".
  • R. 4777 (Alabama) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in Selma, Alabama as the "Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office Building".
  • R. 4877 (Texas) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the "LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building".
  • R. 4925 (Ohio) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the "Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building".
  • R. 4975 (Nebraska) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska, as the "Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post Office Building".
  • R. 4987 (Florida) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in Laurel Hill, Florida, as the "Sergeant First Class William 'Kelly' Lacey Post Office".
  • R. 5028 (Michigan) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10721 E Jefferson Ave in Detroit, Michigan, as the "Mary E. McCoy Post Office Building".

Adopted S.Res.538: designating September 2016 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month".

Adopted S.Res.539: condemning the horrific acts of violence and hatred in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by the tragedy. Adopted S. Res.540: commending the officers of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service for their work in fighting ebola.

Adopted S. Res.541: recognizing the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park in the State of Hawaii, and designating August 1, 2016, as "Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks Day".

Adopted S.Res.542: recognizing the 70th anniversary and the importance of the Lanham Act by designating July 2016 as "National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month".

Adopted S.Res.543: Commemorating the past success of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams and supporting the United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams in the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Adopted S.Res.544: expressing the Sense of the Senate regarding compliance enforcement of Russian violations of the Open Skies Treaty.

Adopted S.Res.545: supporting the designation of July 15, 2016, as "Leiomyosarcoma Awareness Day".

Adopted S. Res.546: honoring the centennial of the United States Grain Standards Act.

Adopted S.Res.547: recognizing the 75th anniversary of the American Tree Farm System.

Adopted S.Res.548: celebrating the 40th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Viking Mission Landing on the surface of Mars.

Agreed to S.Con.Res.50: House adjournment resolution.

Executive Business

Agreed to the resolution of ratification with respect to-

Treaty 11 Extradition Treaty with Dominican Republic.

Treaty 12 Extradition Treaty with Chile.

Confirmed the following nominations:

Executive Calendar #209 Julius Lloyd Horwich, to be Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Department of Education

Executive Calendar #472 Thomas F Scott Darling, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Executive Calendar #679 Anne Hall, of Maine, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Lithuania.

Executive Calendar #680 Lawrence Robert Silverman, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait.

Executive Calendar #681 Carol Z. Perez, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Chile.

Executive Calendar #682 Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Greece.

Executive Calendar #683 Douglas Alan Silliman, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq.

Executive Calendar #684 Marie L. Yovanovitch, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine.

Executive Calendar #595 Blair Anderson, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.