December 12, 2014 10:00 AM

Schedule for Friday, December 12, 2014

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to accompany H.R.3979, Defense Authorization, post-cloture. If all debate time is used, there will be up to 4 roll call votes in relation to the Defense Authorization bill and the Saperstein nomination at 3:00pm.

3:00pm-up to 4 roll call votes expected:

  1. Coburn motion to refer (subject to a 60-vote threshold)
  2. Possible procedural vote related to motion to suspend the rules by Coburn
  3. Motion to concur in the House amendment to H.R.3979, National Defense Authorization Act (passage) (60-affirmative vote threshold)
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #697 Mark Gilbert - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Independent State of Samoa (voice vote expected)
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #632 Robert C. Barber - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iceland (voice vote expected)
  6. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1055 David Nathan Saperstein - to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom (roll call vote)
  7. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #542 Amy Jane Hyatt - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Palau (voice vote expected)
  8. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #637 Arnold A. Chacon - to be Director General of the Foreign Service (voice vote expected)
  9. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1051 Virginia E. Palmer - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malawi (voice vote expected)
  10. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1057 Donald L. Heflin - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cabo Verde (voice vote expected)
  11. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #791 Michael W. Kempner - to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2015 (voice vote expected)
  12. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1102 Leon Aron - to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2016 (voice vote expected)