Wrap Up for Wednesday, August 5, 2015No Roll Call Votes
Agreed to H.Con.Res.72, the Adjournment Resolution.
Passed H.R. 212, Drinking Water Protection.
Passed S. 1523, National Estuary Program with Whitehouse amendment.
Passed S.1707, to designate the Federal building located at 617 Walnut Street in Helena, Arkansas, as the "Jacob Trieber Federal Building, United States Post Office, and United States Court House".
Passed Calendar #163, H.R.720 - Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015, with committee-reported substitute amendment.
Passed Calendar #167, S.1576 - Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015, with committee-reported amendments.
Passed Calendar #185, S.1347 - the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful EHR use, with committee-reported amendment.
Passed Calendar #187, S.1362 - to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly, with committee-reported substitute amendment.
Passed Calendar #192, H.R.1531 - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act of 2015.
Passed H.R.2131 - J. Waties Waring Judicial Center.
Passed H.R.2559 - PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.
Adopted S.Res.228 - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Adopted S.Res.230 - National Lobster Day.
Adopted S.Res.248 - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent:
All nominations placed on the Secretary's Desk in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, and all nominations in the Foreign Service except for the list which is at the desk.
Charles D. Michel to be Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (PN601)
Stephen R. Bird to be Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (PN641)
Executive Calendar #272 - Brig. Gen. David S. Baldwin to be Major General
Executive Calendar #273 - Col. Aaron M. Prupas to be Brigadier General
Executive Calendar #274 - Gen. Mark A. Milley to be General
NAVY Executive Calendar #275 Adm. John M. Richardson to be Admiral
Executive Calendar #276 Col. Christopher P. Azzano to be Brigadier General
Executive Calendar #277 Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller to be General
Executive Calendar #278 Brig. Gen. Theron G. Davis to be Major General
Executive Calendar #279-Maj. Gen. John M. Murray to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #280-Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #281-Brig. Gen. Garrett S. Yee to be Major General
Executive Calendar #282-Brig. Gen. Patrick J Reinert to be Major General
Executive Calendar #283-Vice Adm. James F. Caldwell, Jr. to be Admiral
Executive Calendar #284-Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin to be Vice Admiral
Executive Calendar #285-Capt. Cedric E. Pringle to be Rear Admiral (lower half)
Executive Calendar #286-to be Brigadier General
Colonel Brett W. Andersen
Colonel Wallace S. Bonds
Colonel John C. Boyd
Colonel David L. Boyle
Colonel Mark N. Brown
Colonel Robert D. Burke
Colonel Thomas M. Carden, Jr.
Colonel Patrick J. Center
Colonel Laura L. Clellan
Colonel Johanna P. Clyborne
Colonel Alan C. Cranford
Colonel Anita K.W. Curington
Colonel Darrell D. Darnbush
Colonel Aaron R. Dean, II
Colonel Damian T. Donahoe
Colonel John H. Edwards, Jr.
Colonel Lee M. Ellis
Colonel Pablo Estrada, Jr.
Colonel James R. Finley
Colonel Thomas C. Fisher
Colonel Lapthe C. Flora
Colonel Michael S. Funk
Colonel Michael J. Garshak
Colonel Harrison B. Gilliam
Colonel Michael J. Glisson
Colonel Wallace A. Hall, Jr.
Colonel Kenneth S. Hara
Colonel Marcus R. Hatley
Colonel Gregory J. Hirsch
Colonel John E. Hoefert
Colonel Lee W. Hopkins
Colonel Lyndon C. Johnson
Colonel Russell D. Johnson
Colonel Peter S. Kaye
Colonel Jesse J. Kirchmeier
Colonel Richard C. Knowlton
Colonel Martin A. Lafferty
Colonel Edwin W. Larkin
Colonel Bruce C. Linton
Colonel Kevin D. Lyons
Colonel Robert B. McCastlain
Colonel Mark D. McCormack
Colonel Marshall T. Michels
Colonel Michael A. Mitchell
Colonel Shawn M. O'Brien
Colonel David F. O'Donahue
Colonel John O. Payne
Colonel Troy R. Phillips
Colonel Rafael A. Ribas
Colonel Edward D. Richards
Colonel Hamilton D. Richards
Colonel John W. Schroeder
Colonel Scott C. Sharp
Colonel Cary A. Shillcutt
Colonel Bennett E. Singer
Colonel Raymond G. Strawbridge
Colonel Tracey J. Trautman
Colonel Suzanne P. Vares-Lum
Colonel David N. Vesper
Colonel Clint E. Walker
Colonel James B. Waskom
Colonel Michael J. Willis
Colonel Kurtis J. Winstead
Colonel David E. Wood
Executive Calendar #287 - Col. Laura L. Yeager to be Brigadier General
Executive Calendar #289 - Brig. Gen. Robert W. Enzenauer to be Major General
Executive Calendar #290 - The following to be Major General
Brigadier General Randy A. Alewel
Brigadier General Craig E. Bennett
Brigadier General Allen E. Brewer
Brigadier General Brian R. Copes
Brigadier General Benjamin J. Corell
Brigadier General Peter L. Corey
Brigadier General Steven Ferrari
Brigadier General Ralph H. Groover, III
Brigadier General William A. Hall
Brigadier General Brian C. Harris
Brigadier General Richard J. Hayes, Jr.
Brigadier General Samuel L. Henry
Brigadier General Barry D. Keeling
Brigadier General Keith A. Klemmer
Brigadier General William J. Lieder
Brigadier General Dana L. McDaniel
Brigadier General Rafael O'Ferrall
Brigadier General Joanne F. Sheridan
Executive Calendar #291 - Maj. Gen. Rex C. McMillian to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #292 - Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #293 - Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #294 - Maj. Gen. Gina M. Grosso to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #295 - Vice Adm. Paul A. Grosklags to be Vice Admiral
Confirmed the following Ambassadors by voice vote:
Executive Calendar # 198 David Hale, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Executive Calendar #199 Atul Keshap, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.
Executive Calendar #200 Alaina B. Teplitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Executive Calendar #201 William A. Heidt, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Executive Calendar #202 Glyn Townsend Davies, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Executive Calendar #203 Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to Mongolia.
Executive Calendar #256 Sheila Gwaltney, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Executive Calendar #257 Perry L. Holloway, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Executive Calendar #258 Kathleen Ann Doherty, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus.
Executive Calendar #259 Hans G. Klemm, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to Romania.
Executive Calendar #260 James Desmond Melville, Jr., of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia.
Executive Calendar #261 Peter F. Mulrean, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti.
Executive Calendar #262 Laura Farnsworth Dogu, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua.
Executive Calendar #264 Paul Wayne Jones, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland.
Executive Calendar #265 Michele Thoren Bond, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs).
Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Executive Calendar #211 Rafael J. Lopez, of California, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Executive Calendar #216 - Monica C. Regalbuto, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management).
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Executive Calendar #249 - Jonathan Elkind, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs).
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
Executive Calendar #251 - Eric Martin Satz, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2018. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Executive Calendar #254 - Gregory Guy Nadeau, of Maine, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Executive Calendar #255 - Denise Turner Roth, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of General Services.
DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD
Executive Calendar #270 - Joyce Louise Connery, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2019.
Executive Calendar #271 - Joseph Bruce Hamilton, of Texas, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for the remainder of the term expiring October 18, 2016.
PN524 - Marie Therese Dominguez, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote, en bloc:
CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD
Executive Calendar #250 Kristen Kulinowski
Executive Calendar #252/253 Vanessa Sutherland
By unanimous consent, the nomination of Michael Herman Michaud, of Maine to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training, sent to the Senate by the President, was referred jointly to the HELP and Veterans' Affairs Committees.
By unanimous consent, all the nominations received by the Senate during the 114th Congress, first session, remain in status quo, notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules of the Senate.