October 5, 2017 05:48 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, October 5, 2017

Roll Call Votes
  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #301, Randal Quarles, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; confirmed: 65-32.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #119, Lee Francis Cissna, to be Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services; invoked: 54-43.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #119, Lee Francis Cissna, to be Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services; confirmed: 54-43.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #226, Callista L. Gingrich to be Ambassador to the Holy See; invoked: 75-20.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.287: designating October 8, 2017, as "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day".

 

Adopted S.Res.288, designating the week of October 1 through 7, 2017, "National Community Policing Week".

Adopted S.Res.289: designating the week beginning on October 8, 2017, as "National Wildlife Refuge Week".

Adopted S.Res.290: designating October 5, 2017, as "Energy Efficiency Day".

Passed Calendar #109, S.692: Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, with committee-reported substitute.

Passed Calendar #221, S.1103: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017.

Passed S.1595: Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, with Rubio substitute amendment.

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Executive Calendar #360 Bruce J. Walker to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability)

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #327 Stephen B. King to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Czech Republic.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #332 Barbara Lee to be Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-second Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Executive Calendar #333 Christopher Smith to be Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-second Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Executive Calendar #337 J. Steven Dowd to be United States Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Executive Calendar #365 Timothy Gallaudet to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Executive Calendar #366 Howard R. Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Executive Calendar #367 Walter G. Copan to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology