December 20, 2013 02:09 PM

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, December 20, 2013

Roll Call Votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #456, Alejandro Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 54-41

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459, John Koskinen, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Invoked: 56-39

3)      Confirmation of the Koskinen nomination; Confirmed: 59-36

4)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #382, Brian Davis, of FL, to be US District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; Invoked: 56-36 (2 Present)

5)      Confirmation of the Davis nomination; Confirmed: 68-26

6)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Janet Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Invoked: 59-34

Legislative items

Passed H.R.3343, to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify the rules regarding the determination of the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia.

Passed H.R. 3487, the FEC Administrative Fines Program Extension.

Adopted S.Res.75, condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'l minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights with committee-reported amendments to the resolution and the preamble.

Adopted S.Res.325, designating the week of December 22 through December 28, 2013, as "National Toy Week".

Adopted S.Res.326, Congratulating the 2013 Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team on winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Soccer Championship.

Adopted S.Res.327, Congratulating Sporting Kansas City for an outstanding 2013 season in Major League and for winning the Major League Soccer Cup 2013.

Adopted S.Con.Res.30, the adjournment resolution.

Completed the Rule 14 process of:

-          S.1859, a bill to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and for other purposes. (Reid)

-          S.1881, a bill to expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran and for other purposes. (Menendez)

Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.2109, to eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.

Indefinitely postponed H.Con.Res.72, Providing for corrections to the enrollment of H. J. Res. 59 and H.R.219, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013.

Executive items

Discharged the Commerce Committee and confirmed:

PN877 - To be Rear Admiral (Lower Half); Coast Guard

Capt. Francis S. Pelkowski

PN878 - All to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half); Coast Guard

Capt. Meredith L. Austin

Capt. Peter W. Gautier

Capt. Michael J. Haycock

Capt. James M. Heinz

Capt. Kevin E. Lunday

Capt. Todd A. Sokalzuk

Capt. Paul F. Thomas

Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary's desk in the Air Force, Army and Navy and the following items:


#460 Brig. Gen. Paul S. Dwan - to be Major General

#461 To be Major General-

Brigadier General Catherine A. Chilton

Brigadier General Stayce D. Harris

Brigadier General William B. Waldrop, Jr.

Brigadier General Tommy J. Williams

#462 Col. Josef F. Schmid, III - to be Brigadier General

#463 To be Brigadier General-

Colonel Talentino C. Angelosante

Colonel James R. Barkley

Colonel Thomas G. Clark

Colonel Michael J. Cole

Colonel Samuel C. Mahaney

Colonel Brett J. McMullen

Colonel Jose R. Monteagudo

Colonel Randall A. Ogden

Colonel John P. Stokes

Colonel Stephen D. Vautrain

#464 Col. Stephen E. Rader - to be Brigadier General

#465 Col. Michael T. McGuire - to be Brigadier General

#466 Maj. Gen. John W. Raymond - to be Lieutenant General


#467 Brigadier General Charles A. Flynn - to be Major General

#468 Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins - to be General

#469 To be Brigadier General-

Colonel James T. Iacocca

Colonel Daniel G. Mitchell

Colonel Kurt L. Sonntag

#470 Col. Anthony L. Hall - to be Brigadier General

#471 Col. Paul S. Wilson - to be Brigadier General, Judge Advocate General's Corps

#472 Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell - to be Lieutenant General

#473 Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson - to be Lieutenant General


#474 Rear Adm. (lh) Rebecca J. McCormick-Boyle - to be Rear Admiral

#475 Vice Adm. Michelle J. Howard - to be Admiral

#476 Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III - to be Admiral

#477 Rear Adm. Joseph P. Mulloy - to be Vice Admiral