September 28, 2017 05:14 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 28, 2017

Roll Call Votes
  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #312, Ralph R. Erickson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; invoked: 95-1.
  2. Confirmation of Ralph Erickson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; confirmed: 95-1.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #251, Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission; invoked: 55-41

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote H.R.3823: FAA Extension, as amended with Cassidy-Rounds amendment #1108 (strikes Title 4/Private Flood Insurance).

Passed by voice vote H.R. 2519: The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.

Passed Calendar #217, S.770: to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate resources to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes, with committee-reported amendment and Schatz amendment.

Adopted S.Res.267: designating September 2017, as "National Workforce Development Month".

Adopted S.Res.272: commemorating the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States.

Adopted S.Res.273: expressing support for the designation of September 2017 as "Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month" in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to sickle cell disease, complications from sickle cell disease, and conditions related to sickle cell disease.

Adopted S.Res.274: supporting the goals and ideals of National Retirement Security Week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles, increasing personal financial literacy, and engaging the people of the United States on the keys to success in achieving and maintaining retirement security throughout their lifetimes.

Adopted S.Res.275: congratulating Northeastern Illinois University on the sesquicentennial of the University.

Adopted S.Res.276: designating September 2017, as "Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month".

Adopted S.Res.277: designating the week of September 25, through September 29, 2017, as "National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week".

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.1894, to exempt Puerto Rico from the coastwise laws of the United States (commonly known as the "Jones Act") [McCain-Lee].

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

ARMY

Executive Calendar #338 - Col. Michael R. Fenzel to be Brigadier General

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #339 - Maj. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #340 - The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Jeffery D. Aebischer

Col. Nathan B. Alholinna

Col. Boris R. Armstrong

Col. Kimberly A. Baumann

Col. Robert L. Bell

Col. Shawn N. Bratton

Col. Jeffrey L. Butler

Col. Michael E. Callahan

Col. Kevin J. Campbell

Col. Thomas S. Cauthen

Col. Lawrence L. Christensen

Col. Shawn A. Clouthier

Col. Darwin L. Craig

Col. Robert C. Desko

Col. Kevin M. Donovan

Col. Bobbi J. Doorenbos

Col. David M. Dziobkowski

Col. Randal K. Efferson

Col. Howard L. Eissler, III

Col. Shawn D. Ford

Col. Jed J. French

Col. Daniel E. Gabrielli

Col. Mark P. Gaul

Col. Rainer G. Gomez

Col. Patrick M. Guinee

Col. Penny C. Hodges-Goetz

Col. Jeremy C. Horn

Col. Cassandra D. Howard

Col. Paul D. Johnson

Col. Edward S. Jones

Col. Gary W. Kirk

Col. Heidi L. Kjos

Col. Meaghan Q. LeClerc

Col. Gregor J. Leist

Col. Suzanne B. Lipcaman

Col. Keith G. MacDonald

Col. Rolf E. Mammen

Col. Gerald E. McDonald

Col. Christopher G. McGraw

Col. Michael R. Morgan

Col. Rebecca L. O'Connor

Col. Duke A. Pirak

Col. Jeffrey L. Ryan

Col. Jon S. Safstrom

Col. William L. Sparrow

Col. James R. Stevenson, Jr.

Col. Jeffrey D. Storey

Col. Bryan J. Teff

Col. Edward L. Vaughan, IV

Col. April D. Vogel

Col. Charles M. Walker

Col. Christopher S. Walker

Col. David A. Weishaar

Col. Wendy B. Wenke

Col. Gregory T. White

Col. Brent W. Wright

Col. William T. Yates

Col. Daniel S. Yenchesky

ARMY

Executive Calendar #341 - Brig. Gen. John E. Cardwell to be Major General

Executive Calendar #342 - Col. Joseph D'Costa to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #343 - Maj. Gen. Michael A. Bills to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #344 - Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Christian to be Major General

Executive Calendar #345 - Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Moore to be Major General

Executive Calendar #346 - Col. Matthew P. Easley to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #347 - Col. Johnny R. Bass to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #348 - Col. Tony L. Wright to be Brigadier General

And all nominations on the Secretary's Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #328 John R. Bass - to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Executive Calendar #334 Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. - to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation

Executive Calendar #335 Justin Hicks Siberell - to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain

Executive Calendar #336 A. Wess Mitchell - to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs)

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #316 Robert J. Higdon, Jr. - to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of four years

Executive Calendar #317 J. Cody Hiland - to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas for the term of four years

Executive Calendar #318 Joshua J. Minkler - to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana for the term of four years

Executive Calendar #319 Byung J. Pak - to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia for the term of four years