September 6, 2018 05:46 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 6, 2018

Roll Call Votes
1.      Confirmation Executive Calendar #779, Dominic W. Lanza, of Arizona, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona; confirmed: 60-35.
2.      Confirmation Executive Calendar #782, Charles J. Williams, of Iowa, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa; confirmed: 79-12.
 
Legislative Business
Passed H.R.302: to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State.
 
Passed S.1417, with Hatch-Heinrich amendment: Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017.
 
Passed Calendar #255, S.1586: to require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
 
Passed H.R.6124: Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018.
 
Adopted S.Res.522: a resolution designating the week of September 23 through September 29, 2018 as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week”.
 
Adopted S.Res.603: designating September 2018 as “School Bus Safety Month”.
 
Adopted S.Res.612: designating September 2018 as “National Child Awareness Month” to promote awareness of charities that benefit children and youth-serving organizations throughout the United States and recognizing the efforts made by those charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as critical contributions to the future of the United States.
 
Adopted S.Res.623: to constitute the majority party’s membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress or until their successors are chosen.
 
Adopted S.Res.624: commemorating Arthur Ashe, a native of Richmond, Virginia, on the 50th anniversary of his historic win at the 1968 U.S. Open Tennis Championship and honoring his humanitarian contributions to civil rights, education, the movement against apartheid in South Africa, and HIV/AIDS awareness.
 
By voice vote, the Senate agreed to a conference with the House on the following:
Minibus II (Interior/THUD/FSGG/Ag)
Minibus III (Defense/LaborH)
             
Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
 
JUDICIARY
Executive Calendar #693 - Marilyn Jean Horan, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania;
Executive Calendar #731 - William F. Jung, of Florida, to be US District Judge for the Middle District of Florida;
Executive Calendar #778 - Kari A. Dooley, of Connecticut, to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut;
Executive Calendar #838 - Robert R. Summerhays, of Louisiana, to be US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana;
Executive Calendar #839 - Eric C. Tostrud, of Minnesota, to be US District Judge for the District of Minnesota;
Executive Calendar #893 - Alan D. Albright, of Texas, to be US District Judge for the Western District of Texas.
 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #1001 - Randy W. Berry, of Colorado, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Executive Calendar #1002 - Donald Lu, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Executive Calendar #1003 - Alaina B. Teplitz, of Colorado, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Maldives.
Executive Calendar #1054 - Michael A. Hammer, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Executive Calendar #1055 - Dereck J. Hogan, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova.
Executive Calendar #1056 - Philip S. Kosnett, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Kosovo.
Executive Calendar #1058 - Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Ghana.
Executive Calendar #1059 - Judy Rising Reinke, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Montenegro;
And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Foreign Service.