August 1, 2019 03:37 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, August 1, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.       Paul amendment #932 (re: Cut, Cap, and Balance budget) [60-vote threshold for adoption]; not agreed to: 23-70.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3877, Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019; invoked: 67-27.

3.       Passage of H.R.3877, Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019; passed: 67-28.

 

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #54, S. 862, Rebuilding Small Businesses After Disasters Act, w/ Kennedy amdts

 

Passed Calendar #44, S.394, Presidential Transition Enhancement Act

 

Passed the following Judiciary bills by voice vote:

H.R.3311, Small Business Reorganization

H.R.2336, Family Farmer Relief Act

H.R.2938, HAVEN Act

H.R.3304, National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.304, designating September as “National Workforce Development Month.”

 

Adopted S.Res.305, designating the week of September 14 through September 21, 2019, as ‘‘National Estuaries Week’’.

 

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations:

 

NAVY

PN 962 / Exec. Cal. #421- Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday for appointment as Chief of Naval Operations

 

THE JUDICIARY

Exec. Cal. #57 - M. Miller Baker, of Louisiana, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade

Exec. Cal. #58 - Timothy M. Reif, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade

 

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Exec. Cal. #296 - Randolph J. Stayin, of Virginia, to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission for a term expiring June 16, 2026

Exec. Cal. #297 - Amy Karpel, of Washington, to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission for a term expiring June 16, 2023

 

LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

PN 892 - Matthew Keenan, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2020

PN 492 - Julie Reiskin, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2019 (Reappointment)

PN 154 - Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2020 (Reappointment)

PN 159 - Abigail L. Kuzma, of Indiana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2019

PN 160 - Abigail L. Kuzma, of Indiana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2022 (Reappointment)

PN 161 - John G. Levi, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2020 (Reappointment)

PN 163 - John G. Malcolm, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2020

PN 164 - Frank X. Neuner, Jr., of Louisiana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2019

PN 165 - Frank X. Neuner, Jr., of Louisiana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2022 (Reappointment)

PN 167 - Gloria Valencia-Weber, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2020 (Reappointment)

 

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

Exec. Cal. #241 - Ron A. Bloom, of New York, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2020

Exec. Cal. #242 - Roman Martinez IV, of Florida, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2024

Exec. Cal. #338 - John McLeod Barger, of California, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2021

 

UNITED STATES POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

Exec. Cal. #391 - Ann C. Fisher, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2024

Exec. Cal. #392 - Ashley Jay Elizabeth Poling, of North Carolina, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring November 22, 2024

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Exec. Cal. #80 - Mark Schultz, of Nebraska, to be Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

Exec. Cal. #413 - Sharon Fast Gustafson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term of four years

Exec. Cal. #414 – Charlotte A. Burrows, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2023

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Exec. Cal. #68 - Kathe Hicks Albrecht, of California, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2024.

Exec. Cal. #70 - Keegan F. Callanan, of Vermont, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2024.

Exec. Cal. #71 - David Armand DeKeyser, of Alabama, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26.

Exec. Cal. #72 - Kim R. Holmes, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2022.

Exec. Cal. #75 - Phyllis Kaminsky, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020.

Exec. Cal. #79 - Jean M. Yarbrough, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2022.

PN 10 - Marjorie Fisher Furman, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2022.

PN 7 - Russell A. Berman, of California, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020.

PN 8 - William English, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2024.

PN 9 - John Fonte, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020.

PN 11 - Claire Griffin, of Washington, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2022.

PN 13 - Adair Margo, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2022.

PN 14 - Matthew Rose, of Iowa, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2024.

PN 16 - Noel Valis, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020.

PN 15 - William Schneider, Jr., of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020.

PN 12 - Joyce Malcolm, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020. 

PN 172 – Mary Anne Carter, of Tennessee, to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts for a term of four years

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Exec. Cal. #366 - Wilmer Ocasio, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico for the term of four years

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Exec. Cal. #114 - Thomas McCaffery, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Exec. Cal. #245 - Michael Eric Wooten, of Virginia, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy

 

COMMERCE

PN 21 - Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2024.

PN 563 - Michael J.K. Kratsios, of South Carolina, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

PN 963 - Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of three years. (Reappointment)

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Exec. Cal. #373 - Mark Lee Greenblatt, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of the Interior.

 

THE JUDICIARY

Exec. Cal. #243 - James A. Crowell IV, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Exec. Cal. #244 - Jason Park, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Exec. Cal. #388 - Rainey R. Brandt, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Exec. Cal. #389 - Shana Frost Matini, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

 

UNITED STATES TAX COURT

Exec. Cal. #293 - Emin Toro, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years

 

UNITED STATES TAX COURT

Exec. Cal. #158 - Courtney Dunbar Jones, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Exec. Cal. #7 - Michael Faulkender, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Exec. Cal. #115 - Lisa M. Schenck, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #178 - Kenneth S. George, of Texas, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Exec. Cal. #181 - W. Patrick Murphy, of Vermont, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Cambodia

Exec. Cal. #395 - Richard K. Bell, of Pennsylvania, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

Exec. Cal. #397 - Jonathan R. Cohen, 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 Arab Republic of Egypt

Exec. Cal. #400 - Christopher Landau, of Maryland, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Mexican States

Exec. Cal. #401 - Richard B. Norland, of Iowa, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Libya

Exec. Cal. #404 - Philip S. Goldberg, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Colombia

Exec. Cal. #405 - Jessica E. Lapenn, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Representative of the United States of America to the African Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador

Exec. Cal. #406 - Mary Beth Leonard, of Massachusetts, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Exec. Cal. #361 - Eliot Pedrosa, of Florida, to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of three years

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

Exec. Cal. #337 - William B. Kilbride, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2023