September 17, 2014 07:00 PM

Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Roll Call Votes
  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #956, John R. Bass, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey; Confirmed: 98-0.
Legislative Business

Adopted S. Res. 543 - National Bison Day

Adopted S. Res. 545 - Hispanic Heritage Month

Adopted S. Res. 552 - Lights on Afterschool

Adopted S. Res. 553 - 250th anniversary of the Hartford Courant

Adopted S. Res. 554 - National Principals Month

Adopted S. Res. 555 - National Health Info Technology Week

Adopted S. Res. 556 - National Wildlife Refuge Week

Adopted S. Res. 557 - National Character Counts Week

Adopted S. Res. 558 - National Adult Ed and family literacy week

Adopted S. Res. 559 - Chemistry Week

Adopted S. Res. 560 - School Bus Safety

Passed H.R. 4751 - Technical Corrections Renaming

Passed H.R. 4809 - Defense Production Act Reauthorization

Passed Cal. # 567 - S. 2651 - DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014

Passed Cal. # 568 - S. 2141 - Sunscreen Innovation Act

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:

1. Executive Calendar #536, Eric T. Schultz, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia

2. Executive Calendar #548, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia

3. Executive Calendar #964, David Pressman, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador

4. Executive Calendar #965, David Pressman, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

5. Executive Calendar #871, Debra S. Wada, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

6. Executive Calendar #924, Laura S. Wertheimer, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

7. Executive Calendar #912, Bradford Raymond Huther, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Senate confirmed the following by unanimous consent:

Calendar #1009 through and including Calendar #1026 and all nominations placed on the Secretary's desk in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.

ARMY

#1009 Maj. Gen. Gustave F. Perna - to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

#1010 Capt. Kathleen M. Creighton - to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

#1011 Capt. Todd J. Squire - to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

#1012 To be Rear Admiral:

Rear Adm. (lh) Brian B. Brown

Rear Adm. (lh) Sean R. Filipowski

Rear Adm. (lh) Brett C. Heimbigner

AIR FORCE

#1013 Maj. Gen. Steven L. Kwast - to be Lieutenant General

#1014 Maj. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy - to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

#1015 Col. Scott G. Perry - to be Brigadier General

#1016 Col. Joseph J. Heck - to be Brigadier General

#1017 Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch - to be Major General

NAVY

#1018 Vice Adm. Philip S. Davidson - to be Admiral

#1019 Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith - to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

#1020 Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters - to be Lieutenant General

#1021 Brig. Gen. Veralinn Jamieson - to be Major General

ARMY

#1022 Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr. - to be Lieutenant General

#1023 Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati - to be Major General

#1024 Brig. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun - to be Major General

#1025 Brig. Gen. Bret D. Daugherty - to be Major General

#1026 To be Brigadier General:

Colonel Raul E. Escribano

Colonel Timothy J. McAteer

Colonel Jeffrey L. Milhorn