September 15, 2016 06:28 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 15, 2016

Roll Call Votes
  • Passage of S.2848, Water Resources Development Act, as amended; passed 95-3.
  • On confirmation of Executive Calendar #698, Susan S. Gibson, of Virginia, to be Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office; confirmed 93-0.

Legislative Business

By voice vote, passed H.R. 2494, an act to support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, designate major wildlife trafficking countries and for other purposes, with Coons amendment.

Passed Calendar #471, S.2754, designating the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the "Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse".

Adopted S.Res.565, designating the week beginning September 12, 2016, as "National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week"

Adopted S.Res.566, supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, commending domestic violence victim advocates, domestic violence victim service providers, crisis hotline staff, and first responders serving victims of domestic violence for their compassionate support of victims of domestic violence, and expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should continue to support efforts to end domestic violence and hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable.

Adopted S.Res.567, designating the week beginning October 16, 2016 as "National Character Counts Week"

Adopted S.Res.568, recognizing the invaluable contributions of the towing industry in the United States, the Towing and Recovery Association of America, the International Towing & Recover Hall of Fame & Museum, towing associations and designating the week of September 9 through 15, 2016, as "National Towing Industry Awareness Week".

Adopted S.Res.569, recognizing November 26, 2016 as "Small Business Saturday" and supporting the efforts of the Small Business Administration to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

S.3326, State Flexibility to Provide Affordable Health Options Act (Alexander).

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

S.3348, Presidential Tax Transparency Act (Wyden).

 

Executive Business

Agreed to the resolution of ratification with respect to-

Treaty 13 Mutual Legal Assistance Kazakhstan

Treaty 14 Mutual Legal Assistance Algeria

Treaty 15 Mutual Legal Assistance Jordan

Confirmed the following nominations:

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #700 - Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #701 - Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #702 - Maj. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

Executive Calendar #703 - Maj. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #704 - Maj. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #705 - Rear Adm. Charles A. Richard to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #706 - Rear Adm. Philip G. Howe to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #707 - Col. Charles L. Plummer to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #708 - Lt. Gen Samuel A. Greaves to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #709 - Maj. Gen. Mark D. Kelly to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

Executive Calendar #710 - Col. Joseph F. Jarrard to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #711 - Col. Laurel J. Hummel to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #712 - Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna to be General

Executive Calendar #713 - Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #714 - Vice Adm. James G. Foggo, III to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #715 - Lt. Gen. John W. Raymond to be General

And all nominations on the Secretary's desk.