October 8, 2015 05:51 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, October 8, 2015

Roll Call Votes
  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #96, H.R.2028, the Energy and Water Appropriations bill; not invoked: 49-47.

Legislative Business

Agreed to S.Con.Res.21 - authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the CVC for a ceremony to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, with a Booker amendment.

Adopted S.Res.285 - commemorating the life and accomplishments of Robert Edward Simon, Jr.

Adopted S.Res.286 - designating the week beginning October 11, 2015, as "National Wildlife Refuge Week".

Adopted S.Res.278 - welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit.

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2165 - LWCF permanent extension (Cantwell).

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2189 - LWCF extension until 12/11/2015 (Tester).

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #123 - Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2019.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Executive Calendar #210 - Stephen C. Hedger, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

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