October 22, 2015 05:55 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, October 22, 2015

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Burr-Feinstein amendment #2716 (substitute) to S.754, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015; invoked: 83-14.

2.      Paul amendment #2564 (liability immunity); not agreed to: 32-65.

3.      Executive Calendar #339 Julie Furuta-Toy - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea; confirmed: 93-0.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #246, S.799 - a bill to combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome, with committee-reported substitute amendment.

Passed Calendar #202, S.1403 - Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015.

Adopted Calendar #264, S.Res.274 - commemorating the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and democratic reunification of Germany.

Adopted S.Res.283 - designating October 2015 as "Filipino American History Month".

Adopted S.Res.287 - condemning the senseless murder and wounding of 18 individuals in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015.

Adopted S.Res.288 - commemorating October 22, 2015, as the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965.

Adopted S.Res.294 - designating October 26, 2015, as Day of the Deployed.

Adopted S.Res.295 - designating the week of November 2 through November 6, 2015, as "National Veterans Small Business Week".

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2200, Workplace Advancement Act (Fischer).

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2193, Stop Illegal Reentry Act (Cruz).

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

  • Executive Calendar #340 Dennis B. Hankins - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea;
  • Executive Calendar #341 Harry K. Thomas, Jr. - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zimbabwe; and
  • Executive Calendar #342 Robert Porter Jackson - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Ghana.

Confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent:

ARMY

Executive Calendar #308 - Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb to be Major General

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #309 - Maj. Gen. Jack Weinsten to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #310 - Col. Michael E. Flanagan to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #311 - Col. David W. Silva, II to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #312 - Col. Philip R. Sheridan to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #313 - Col. Timothy J. LaBarge to be Brigadier General

ARMY

Executive Calendar #314 - Col. Kristan L. K. Hericks to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #315 - Brig. Gen. Jody J. Daniels to be Major General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #316 - Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #317 - Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #318 - Rear Adm. David C. Johnson to be Vice Admiral

MARINE CORPS

Executive Calendar #319 - Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #320 - Maj. Gen. William D. Beydler to be Lieutenant General