Wrap Up for Thursday, September 28, 2017Roll Call Votes
- Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #312, Ralph R. Erickson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; invoked: 95-1.
- Confirmation of Ralph Erickson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; confirmed: 95-1.
- 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
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].
Confirmed the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #338 - Col. Michael R. Fenzel to be Brigadier General
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
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