September 26, 2019 04:55 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 26, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.       Paul Amendment #942 (re: 2 percent across-the-board cut) to H.R. 4378: CR; not agreed to: 24-73.

2.       Passage of H.R. 4378, Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019 (60 vote threshold); passed: 81-16.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #415 Gen. John E. Hyten to be Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs; confirmed: 75-22.

4.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #450 Eugene Scalia, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 53-44.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.252: designating September 2019 as “National Democracy Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.346: designating October 8, 2019, as “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.347: designating October 2, 2019, as “Energy Efficiency Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.348: proclaiming the week of September 23 through September 27, 2019, as “National Clean Energy Week”.

 

Adopted S.Res.349: supporting the designation of September 20, 2019, as “National Concussion Awareness Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.350: designating September 2019 as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.351: designating the week of September 29 through October 5, 2019, as “National Community Policing Week”.

 

Adopted S.Res.352: recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.

 

Adopted S.Res.353: recognizing September 24, 2019, as “National Voter Registration Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.354: designating September 2019 as “National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.355: designating the week of September 22 through September 28, 2019, as “National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week”.

 

Passed by voice vote Calendar #180, S.737: Building Blocks of STEM Act, with Rosen-Crapo substitute amendment.

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2593, End Government Shutdowns (Portman).

                                                                             

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

ARMY

-          Executive Calendar #423, Ryan McCarthy, to be Secretary of Army

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

-          Executive Calendar #446 - W. Stephen Muldrow, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico for the term of four years

-          Executive Calendar #447 - Michael D. Baughman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years

-          Executive Calendar #448 - Kerry Lee Pettingill, of Oklahoma, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma for the term of four years

-          Executive Calendar #449 - Fernando L. G. Sablan, of Guam, to be United States Marshal for the District of Guam and concurrently United States Marshal for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands for the term of four years

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

-          Executive Calendar #398 - Lana J. Marks, of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of South Africa

-          Executive Calendar #442 - John Leslie Carwile, 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 Latvia

-          Executive Calendar #443 - Erin Elizabeth McKee, 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 Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Vanuatu

-          Executive Calendar #444 - Anthony F. Godfrey, of Virginia, 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 Serbia

-          Executive Calendar #445 - Herro Mustafa, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Bulgaria

 

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION

-          Executive Calendar #455 - Adam Seth Boehler, of Louisiana, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation

ARMY

-          Executive Calendar #424 – Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Sims, II to be Major General

-          Executive Calendar #425 – Col. Curtis A. Buzzard to be Brigadier General

 

AIR FORCE

-          Executive Calendar #426 – Col. Linell A. Letendre to be Brigadier General

 

ARMY

-          Executive Calendar #427 – Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson to be Lieutenant General

-          Executive Calendar #428 – Maj. Gen. Ricky L. Waddell to be Lieutenant General

-          Executive Calendar #429 – Maj. Gen. Jason T. Evans to be Lieutenant General

-          Executive Calendar #430 – Maj. Gen. Raymond S. Dingle to be Lieutenant General

 

NAVY

-          Executive Calendar #431 – Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle to be Vice Admiral

 

AIR FORCE

-          Executive Calendar #432 – Maj. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck to be Lieutenant General

 

ARMY

-          Executive Calendar #433 – Brig. Gen. Arthur J. Logan to be Major General

 

AIR FORCE

-          Executive Calendar #434 – Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton to be Lieutenant General

 

NAVY

-          Executive Calendar #435 – Vice Adm. Colin J. Kilrain to be Vice Admiral

 

AIR FORCE

-          Executive Calendar #436 – Brig. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh to be Lieutenant General

-          Executive Calendar #437 – Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan to be Lieutenant General

-          Executive Calendar #438 – Maj. Gen. Scott A. Kindsvater to be Lieutenant General

 

NAVY

-          Executive Calendar #439 – Vice Adm. David M. Kriete to be Vice Admiral

-          Executive Calendar #440 – Vice Adm. Stuart B. Munsch to be Vice Admiral

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