December 12, 2014 10:54 PM

Wrap Up for Friday, December 12, 2014

Roll Call Votes:
  1. Coburn motion to refer the House Message to accompany H.R.3979, National Defense Authorization Act, to the Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith with changes to strike Title XXX, the lands portion of the bill; Failed: 18-82.
  2. On the question, shall the ruling of the chair stand; Upheld: 55-45.
  3. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.3979, National Defense Authorization Act (passage); Agreed to: 89-11.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1055, David Nathan Saperstein, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom; Confirmed: 61-36.
Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:

  1. 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;
  2. Executive Calendar #632 Robert C. Barber - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iceland;
  3. Executive Calendar #542 Amy Jane Hyatt - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Palau;
  4. Executive Calendar #637 Arnold A. Chacon - to be Director General of the Foreign Service;
  5. Executive Calendar #1051 Virginia E. Palmer - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malawi;
  6. Executive Calendar #1057 Donald L. Heflin - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cabo Verde;
  7. Executive Calendar #791 Michael W. Kempner - to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2015;
  8. Executive Calendar #1102 Leon Aron - to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2016