July 31, 2019 06:34 PM

Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #205, Mark T. Pittman, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas; confirmed: 54-36.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #231, Jeffrey Vincent Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; confirmed: 50-40.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #232, Brantley Starr, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern Distict of Texas; confirmed: 51-39.

4.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #345, Jason K. Pulliam, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas; confirmed: 54-36.

5.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #350, Martha Maria Pacold, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 87-3.

6.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #364, William Shaw Stickman IV, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 56-34.

7.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #402, Kelly Craft, of Kentucky, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations; confirmed: 56-34.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.639: to amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees.

 

Passed H.R. 3245: Restore the Harmony Way Bridge Act.

 

Passed S.2052: to authorize the honorary promotion of Colonel Charles E. McGee to brigadier general in the United States Air Force, w/ Van Hollen amendment.

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res.53: authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for an event to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves to the territory that would become the United States.

 

Adopted S.Res.263: honoring the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.

 

Adopted S.Res.294: designating August 16, 2019, as “National Airborne Day”.

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.295: designating the month of September 2019 as “Campus Fire Safety Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.285: designating September 2019 as “School Bus Safety Month”.

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.300: supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

 

Adopted S.Res.301: honoring the 50th anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers.

 

Adopted S.Res.302: designating September as “National Child Awareness Month”.

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Con.Res.24: recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture.

 

Passed Calendar #127, H.R.1079: to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms, and for other purposes.

 

By voice vote, passed H.R.776: to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.

 

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

1.       Executive Calendar #48, Karin J. Immergut, of Oregon, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Oregon.

2.       Executive Calendar #55, John Milton Younge, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

3.       Executive Calendar #351, Mary M. Rowland, of Illinois, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

The Senate confirmed the following nominations:

 

COAST GUARD

Executive Calendar #370 - the following to be Rear Admiral:

Rear Adm. (lh) Melvin W. Bouboulis  

Rear Adm. (lh) Donna L. Cottrell  

Rear Adm. (lh) Michael J. Johnston  

Rear Adm. (lh) Eric C. Jones  

Rear Adm. (lh) Michael P. Ryan

 

Executive Calendar #393 - Rear Adm. Todd C. Wiemers to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half)

 

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #376 – Maj. Gen. Mary F. O'Brien to be Lieutenant General

 

ARMY

Executive Calendar #377 – Lt. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #378 – Maj. Gen. Ronald J. Place to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #379 - Col. Robert T. Wooldridge, II to be Brigadier General

 

MARINE CORPS

Executive Calendar #380 – Maj. Gen. David G. Bellon to be Lieutenant General

 

And all nominations on the Secretary's Desk in the AIR FORCE, ARMY, MARINE CORPS, and NAVY.

 

FOREIGN SERVICE

Executive Calendar #408 - The following-named Career Members of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States Agency for International Development for promotion within the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Career Minister:

Jennifer M. Adams  

Jeffrey N. Bakken  

Susan F. Fine  

Susan Kosinski Fritz  

Lawrence Hardy, II  

Sarah-Ann Lynch

Executive Calendar #409 - The following-named Career Member of the Foreign Service of the United States Agency for Global Media, Broadcasting Board of Governors, for promotion into the Senior Foreign Service to the class indicated:Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, and a Consular Officer and a Secretary in the Diplomatic Service of the United States of America:

William S. Martin

 

Executive Calendar #410 - The following-named Career Member of the Foreign Service of the United States Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General, for promotion within the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Minister-Counselor:

Christine Byrne  

Robert Mason

 

Executive Calendar #412 - The following-named Career Members of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for promotion within the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Career Minister:

James J. Higgiston  

Bobby G. Richey, Jr.

 

And all nominations on the Secretary's Desk in the Foreign Service.

 

 

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of following nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #233, Stephanie L. Haines, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania;

2.       Executive Calendar #326, Ada E. Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas;

3.       Executive Calendar #352, Steven C. Seeger, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois;

4.       Executive Calendar #344, Mary S. McElroy, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island;

5.       Executive Calendar #346, Stephanie A. Gallagher, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland.

These votes are not expected until after the August state work period.