February 15, 2018 05:58 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, February 15, 2018

Roll Call Votes
1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Durbin for Coons-McCain SA #1955 to SA #1958 (DREAM/border); not invoked: 52-47.
2.      Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell for Toomey SA #1948 to SA #1959 (sanctuary cities); not invoked: 54-45.
3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Schumer SA #1958 to the language proposed to be stricken, as modified (DREAM/border); not invoked: 54-45.
4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Grassley SA #1959 to H.R.2579 (substitute/president’s plan); not invoked: 39-60.
 
Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.413: celebrating Black History Month.
 
Passed H.R.4533: Lexington VA Health Care System.
 
Passed H.R.1725: Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act.
 
Passed H.R.3122: Veterans Care Financial Protection Act.
 
Passed S.946: Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act.
 
Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
 
Executive Calendar #663, Melissa Burnison, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs)
 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #617 - Joel Danies, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Gabonese Republic, and to serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
 
Executive Calendar #667 - Peter Hendrick Vrooman, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Rwanda.
 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Executive Calendar #590 - Norman Euell Arflack, of Kentucky, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Executive Calendar #591 - Ted G. Kamatchus, of Iowa, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa
Executive Calendar #643 - Michael T. Baylous, of West Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia
Executive Calendar #644 - Daniel R. McKittrick, of Mississippi, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Mississippi
Executive Calendar #682 - David G. Jolley, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Executive Calendar #683 - Thomas M. Griffin, Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the District of South Carolina
 
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Executive Calendar #472, Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Executive Calendar #661, Holly W. Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Financial Officer
 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Executive Calendar #465, John C. Demers, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General
 
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Executive Calendar #359, John Marshall Mitnick, of Virginia, to be General Counsel
 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Executive Calendar #662 - John H. Gibson II, of Texas, to be Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense.
Executive Calendar #646 - Michael D. Griffin, of Alabama, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
Executive Calendar #645 - John Henderson, of South Dakota, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.
Executive Calendar #648 - Phyllis L. Bayer, of Mississippi, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Executive Calendar #647 - William Roper, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.
Executive Calendar #685 - Kevin Fahey, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Executive Calendar #687 - Thomas E. Ayres, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force.
 
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Executive Calendar #684 - Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy.
 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Executive Calendar #588 - Joseph D. Brown, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas
Executive Calendar #589 - Matthew D. Krueger, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Executive Calendar #642 - John H. Durham, of Connecticut, to be United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
Executive Calendar #677 - John C. Anderson, of New Mexico, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico
Executive Calendar #678 - Brandon J. Fremin, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana
Executive Calendar #679 - Joseph P. Kelly, of Nebraska, to be United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska
Executive Calendar #680 - Scott W. Murray, of New Hampshire, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire
Executive Calendar #681 - David C. Weiss, of Delaware, to be United States Attorney for the District of Delaware