October 8, 2015 01:12 PM

Cloture not invoked on MTP to H.R.2028; Executive nominations confirmed; Lankford objects to passage of S.2165

Cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.2028 by a vote of 49-47. The Senate then confirmed by voice vote the list of Executive nominations included below.

Senator Cantwell asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass S.2165, permanent extension of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Senator Lankford objected to the request.

Executive nominations confirmed by voice vote:

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #123 - Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #266 - Sarah Elizabeth Mendelson, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

UNITED NATIONS

Executive Calendar #267 - Sarah Elizabeth Mendelson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION

Executive Calendar #300 - W. Thomas Reeder, Jr., of Virginia, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #325 - Lucy Tamlyn, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Benin.

Executive Calendar #326 - Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr., of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Central African Republic.

Executive Calendar #327 - David R. Gilmour, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Togolese Republic.

Executive Calendar #328 - Edwin Richard Nolan, Jr., of Massachusetts, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Suriname.

Executive Calendar #330 - Carolyn Patricia Alsup, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of The Gambia.

Executive Calendar #331 - Daniel H. Rubinstein, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Tunisia.

Executive Calendar #335 - Susan Coppedge Amato, of Georgia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at Large