September 14, 2017 06:01 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 14, 2017

Roll Call Votes
  1. Confirmation of Pamela Hughes Patenaude (HUD); confirmed: 80-17.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on McCain-Reed amendment #1003, as modified (substitute); invoked: 84-9.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #26, S.129 - National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2017, with Wicker substitute amendment.

Passed Calendar #202, S.1393 - to streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses.

Passed Calendar #203, S.1532 - to disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses a commercial motor vehicle in committing a felony involving human trafficking.

Passed Calendar #204, S.1536 - Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles, with committee-reported substitute amendment.

Adopted S.Res.256 - recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.

Adopted S.Res.257 - designating September 16, 2017, as "Isaac M. Wise Temple Day".

Adopted S.Res.258 - designating the week beginning September 10, 2017, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week".

Adopted S.Res.259 -  expressing support for the designation of the week of September 11 through September 15, 2017, as "National Family Service Learning Week".

Executive Business

Confirmed by voice vote the following nominations:

Executive Calendar #280 - Peter E. Deegan, Jr., of Iowa, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.

Executive Calendar #281 - Marc Krickbaum, of Iowa, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

Executive Calendar #283 - D. Michael Dunavant, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Executive Calendar #284 - Louis V. Franklin, Sr., of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

Executive Calendar #285 - Jessie K. Liu, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Executive Calendar #286 - Richard W. Moore, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

Executive Calendar #304 - Bart M. Davis, of Idaho, to be United States Attorney for the District of Idaho.

Executive Calendar #305 - Kurt G. Alme, of Montana, to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana.

Executive Calendar #306 - Donald Q. Cochran, Jr., of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Executive Calendar #307 - Russell M. Coleman, of Kentucky, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Executive Calendar #308 - Brian J. Kuester, of Oklahoma, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Executive Calendar #309 - R. Trent Shores, of Oklahoma, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Executive Calendar #310 - Daniel J. Kaniewski, of Minnesota, to be Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency.