Senate Floor Wrap Up for Saturday, December 17, 2011ROLL CALL VOTES
2) Passage of H.R.3672, emergency disaster funding; Passed: 72-27
3) Adoption of H.Con.Res.94, a correcting resolution to provide offsets for the emergency disaster funding; Not Adopted: 43-56
4) Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2055, Omnibus Appropriations; Adopted: 67-32
Passed H.R.3630, a bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, as amended.
Adopted S.Res.349, commemorating and honoring the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families as the official combat mission in Iraq draws to a close by voice vote.
Adopted H.J.Res.96, a 6-day continuing resolution.
Concurred in the House message to accompany S.278, the Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act of 2011.
Discharged the Banking Committee and Passed S.1874, the HUBZone Qualified Census Tract Act of 2011.
Discharged the Foreign Relations Committee and Passed S.1959, to require a report on the designation of the Haqqani Network as a foreign terrorist organization and for other purposes with a Burr amendment.
Discharged the EPW Committee and Passed S.1710, a bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, as the James M. Fitzgerald United States Courthouse.
Passed H.R.1264, To designate the property between the United States Federal Courthouse and the Ed Jones Building located at 109 South Highland Avenue in Jackson, Tennessee, as the "M.D. Anderson Plaza" and to authorize the placement of a historical/identification marker on the grounds recognizing the achievements and philanthropy of M.D. Anderson.
Passed Calendar #258, H.R.789, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office".
Passed Calendar #259, H.R.2422, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 45 Bay Street, Suite 2, in Staten Island, New York, as the "Sergeant Angel Mendez Post Office".
Adopted S.Res.351, Recognizing the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.440, To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.
Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.3012, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011.
Confirmed the following:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
#421 Joyce A. Barr - to be Assistant Secretary of State (Administration)
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
#503 Michael Anthony McFaul - to be Ambassador of the US of America to the Russian Federation.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
#529 Brad Carson - to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army
#530 Michael A. Sheehan - to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
#531 to be Brigadier General - Col. Merle D. Hart
#532 to be Lieutenant General - Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc
#533 to be Brigadier General - Col. Brian E. Dominguez
#534 to be Brigadier General - Col. John P. Currenti
#535 to be Brigadier General -
Colonel John D. Bansemer
Colonel David B. Been
Colonel Michael T. Brewer
Colonel Thomas A. Bussiere
Colonel Clinton E. Crosier
Colonel Albert M. Elton, II
Colonel Michael A. Fantini
Colonel Timothy G. Fay
Colonel Edward A. Fienga
Colonel Steven D. Garland
Colonel Thomas W. Geary
Colonel Cedric D. George
Colonel Blaine D. Holt
Colonel Scott A. Howell
Colonel Ronald L. Huntley
Colonel Allen J. Jamerson
Colonel James C. Johnson
Colonel Mark D. Kelly
Colonel Scott A. Kindsvater
Colonel Donald E. Kirkland
Colonel Bruce H. McClintock
Colonel Martha A. Meeker
Colonel John E. Michel
Colonel Charles L. Moore, Jr.
Colonel Gregory S. Otey
Colonel John T. Quintas
Colonel Michael D. Rothstein
Colonel Kevin B. Schneider
Colonel Scott F. Smith
Colonel Ferdinand B. Stoss
Colonel Jacqueline D. Van Ovost
Colonel James C. Vechery
Colonel Christopher P. Weggeman
Colonel Kevin B. Wooton
Colonel Sarah E. Zabel
#536 to be Major General - Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, III
#537 to be Brigadier General -
Colonel John W. Baker
Colonel Margaret W. Burcham
Colonel Richard D. Clarke, Jr.
Colonel Roger L. Cloutier, Jr.
Colonel Timothy R. Coffin
Colonel Peggy C. Combs
Colonel Bruce T. Crawford
Colonel Jason T. Evans
Colonel Stephen E. Farmen
Colonel John G. Ferrari
Colonel Kimberly Field
Colonel Duane A. Gamble
Colonel Ryan F. Gonsalves
Colonel Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr.
Colonel Steven R. Grove
Colonel William B. Hickman
Colonel Christopher P. Hughes
Colonel Daniel P. Hughes
Colonel Daniel L. Karbler
Colonel Ronald F. Lewis
Colonel James B. Linder
Colonel Michael D. Lundy
Colonel David K. MacEwen
Colonel Todd B. McCaffrey
Colonel Paul M. Nakasone
Colonel Paul A. Ostrowski
Colonel Laura J. Richardson
Colonel Steven A. Shapiro
Colonel James E. Simpson
Colonel Mark R. Stammer
Colonel Michael C. Wehr
Colonel Eric P. Wendt
#538 to be Major General - Brig. Gen. Lynn A. Collyar
#539 to be Lieutenant General - Maj. Gen. Mary A. Legere
#540 to be Major General - Col. Jimmie O. Keenan
All nominations on the Secretary's desk
All nominations received by the Senate during the 112th Congress, first session, will remain in status quo, notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules of the Senate, with the following exceptions:
Cal. #43 Caitlin Joan Halligan, to be US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
Cal. # 67 Philip E. Coyle, III, to be an Associate Director Office of Science and Technology Policy
Cal. #112 William J. Boarman - to be Public Printer
Cal. #185 Michael Green US District Judge for the Western District of New York
Cal. #413 Richard Cordray - to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
PN2 Victoria Frances Nourse, of Wisconsin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit
PN14 Louis B. Butler, Jr., of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin
PN95 V. Natasha Perdew Silas, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
PN96-112 Linda T. Walker, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
PN158 Arvo Mikkanen, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma
PN317 Steve Six, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
PN653 Rebecca R. Wodder, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife