December 20, 2017 06:08 PM

Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Adopted Calendar #277, S.Res.150: recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance.

Adopted S.Res.326: recognizing the crew of the San Antonio Rose, B-17F, who sacrificed their lives during World War II,  and honoring their memory during the week of the 75th anniversary of that tragic event.

Adopted S.Res.345: designating August 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day.

Adopted S.Res.362: recognizing the service of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine the USS Jacksonville and the crew of the USS Jacksonville, who served the United States with valor and bravery.

Passed Calendar #124, S. 117: Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act w/a committee amendment.

Passed Calendar #56, S. 501: East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

AIR FORCE

1.      Executive Calendar #560 - Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton to be Lieutenant General

2.      Executive Calendar #561 - Col. Sharon A. Shaffer to be Brigadier General

3.      Executive Calendar #562 – Col. Robert J. Marks to be Brigadier General

4.      Executive Calendar #563 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Ronald G. Allen, Jr.

Col. Mark R. August

Col. Charles E. Brown, Jr.

Col. Joel L. Carey

Col. Brenda P. Cartier

Col. Darren R. Cole

Col. Heath A. Collins

Col. Douglas S. Coppinger

Col. Matthew W. Davidson

Col. Todd A. Dozier

Col. Peter M. Fesler

Col. Eric H. Froehlich

Col. Michael A. Greiner

Col. Andrew P. Hansen

Col. Michelle L. Hayworth

Col. Thomas K. Hensley

Col. Stephen F. Jost

Col. Jeffrey R. King

Col. Leonard J. Kosinski

Col. Thomas E. Kunkel

Col. Laura L. Lenderman

Col. Rodney D. Lewis

Col. Robert K. Lyman

Col. David B. Lyons

Col. Michael E. Martin

Col. Joseph D. McFall

Col. David N. Miller, Jr.

Col. Christopher J. Niemi

Col. Clark J. Quinn

Col. George M. Reynolds

Col. Douglas A. Schiess

Col. David W. Snoddy

Col. Adrian L. Spain

Col. Ernest J. Teichert, III

Col. Alice W. Trevino

ARMY

1.      Executive Calendar #564 - Maj. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli to be Lieutenant General

2.      Executive Calendar #565 - Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend to be General

NAVY

1.      Executive Calendar #566 – Rear Adm. Nancy A. Norton to be Vice Admiral

2.      Executive Calendar #567 - Rear Adm. Richard A. Brown to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

1.      Executive Calendar #568 - Col. Mitchel Neurock to be Brigadier General

2.      Executive Calendar #569 – The following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Hubert C. Hegtvedt

Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Kelly

Brig. Gen. Albert V. Lupenski

Brig. Gen. Samuel C. Mahaney

Brig. Gen. John B. Williams

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

1.      Executive Calendar #571 - Duane A. Kees, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

2.      Executive Calendar #572 - Stephen R. McAllister, of Kansas, to be United States Attorney for the District of Kansas.

3.      Executive Calendar #573 – Ronald A. Parsons, Jr., of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota

4.      Executive Calendar #574 - Ryan K. Patrick, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

5.      Executive Calendar #575 - Michael B. Stuart, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.

1.      Executive Calendar #489 - Bruce D. Jette, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

1.      Executive Calendar #498 James E McPherson - to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army

2.      Executive Calendar #509 Randall G. Shriver - to be Assistant Secretary of Defense

3.      Executive Calendar #531 Thomas Harker - to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy

4.      Executive Calendar #532 John P. Roth - to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force