Wrap Up for Thursday, February 28, 2019
Roll Call Votes
1) On confirmation of Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: confirmed 52-47.
Concurred in the House amendment to S.483, PRIA
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.43, honoring the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Lindsborg, Kansas.
S.Res.86, providing for members on the part of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library.
S.Res.87, authorizing the printing of a collection of the rules of the committees of the Senate.
S.Res.88, designating March 1, 2019, as “Read Across America Day”.
S.Res.89, expressing the condolences of the Senate and honoring the memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois on February 15, 2019.
S.Res.90, designating February 28 2019, as “Rare Disease Day”.
Agreed to S. Con. Res.6, authorizing the printing of a commemorative document in memory of the late President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush.
Agreed to S.Con.Res.7, authorizing the printing of the 26th edition of the pocket version of the Constitution of the United States.
Began the Rule 14 process to place the following items on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
1) S.617, Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Grassley/Wyden)
2) H.R.8, Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
By voice vote, confirmed Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of John L. Ryder, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Confirmed the following nominations:
Exec. Cal. #81 – Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett to be General
Exec. Cal. #82 - Col. Timothy J. Donnellan to be Brigadier General
Exec. Cal. #83 - Col. Stephen J. Mallette to be Brigadier General
Exec. Cal. #84 – The following to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half):
Capt. Scott M. Brown
Capt. Casey J. Moton
Capt. Stephen R. Tedford
Capt. Eric H. Verhage
Exec. Cal. #85 – The following to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half):
Capt. Jeffrey T. Anderson
Capt. Stephen D. Barnett
Capt. Michael W. Baze
Capt. Richard T. Brophy, Jr.
Capt. Anthony C. Carullo
Capt. Robert B. Chadwick, II
Capt. Jeffrey J. Czerewko
Capt. Michael P. Donnelly
Capt. Christopher M. Engdahl
Capt. Robert M. Gaucher
Capt. Daniel P. Martin
Capt. John V. Menoni
Capt. Curt A. Renshaw
Capt. Scott F. Robertson
Capt. Milton J. Sands, III
Capt. Paul C. Spedero, Jr.
Capt. Christopher J. Sweeney
Capt. Jeromy B. Williams
Exec. Cal. #86 – Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson to be Lieutenant General
And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.