November 21, 2019 05:10 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to table Paul motion to concur with further amendment (re: 1 percent cut) to H.R. 3055 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019; not agreed to: 70-20.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019; invoked: 75-19.

3.       Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019; agreed to (passed); 74-20.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy; invoked: 74-18.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.437: expressing support for the goals of Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Adopted S.Res.438: expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day.

 

Adopted S.Res.439: designating December 1, 2019, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.

 

Adopted S.Res.440: designating December 14, 2019, as “Wreaths Across America Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.441: celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 Moon landing.


Adopted S.Res.435reaffirming the importance of the General Security of Military Information Agreement between the Republic of Korea and Japan, and for other purposes. 

 

Agreed that if the Senate receives H.R.4566 – to accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 31, 2019 – and the text is identical to the text of S.2592, as introduced, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill (voice vote).

 

Passed Calendar #199, S.2193: CHARGE Act.

 

Calendar #148, S.1430 with Lankford-Peters amendment: Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act.

 

Passed S.900: Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.

 

Passed H.R.2334: Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic.

 

Passed Calendar #194, S.1846 with Peters substitute amendment: State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act.

 

Passed Calendar #36, S.333: National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act.

 

Passed the following Post Office naming bills, en bloc:

1.       Calendar #293, S.2712 - A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the "Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building".

2.       Calendar #294, H.R.887 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 877 East 1200 South in Orem, Utah, as the "Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building".

3.       Calendar #295, H.R.1252 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the "Marilyn Monroe Post Office".

4.       Calendar #296, H.R.1253 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the "Ritchie Valens Post Office Building".

5.       Calendar #297, H.R.1526 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the "Eva G. Hewitt Post Office". 

6.       Calendar #298, H.R.1844 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the "Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building".

7.       Calendar #299, H.R.1972 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the "Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building".

8.       Calendar #300, H.R.2151 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the "Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office".

9.       Calendar #301, H.R.2325 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the "65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building".

10.   Calendar #302, H.R.3144 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the "Jose Ramos Post Office Building".

11.   Calendar #303, H.R.3314 - designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the "Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building".

12.   Calendar #247, H.R.2451 – designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place S.2920, to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes (Ernst).

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

·       Executive Calendar #485 - Robert Anthony Dixon, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of four years

·       Executive Calendar #537 - Ralph Ignatius Sozio, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York for the term of four years

·       Executive Calendar #539 - Thomas Michael O’Connor, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas for a term of four years

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

·       Executive Calendar #129 - John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training

THE JUDICIARY

·       Executive Calendar #482 - Joshua A. Deahl, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years

·       Executive Calendar #483 - Deborah J. Israel, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen year

·       Executive Calendar #484 - Andrea L. Hertzfeld, 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

 

ARMY

·       Executive Calendar #510 – Col. Patrick R. Michaelis to be Brigadier General

·       Executive Calendar #511 – Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler to be Lieutenant General

·       Executive Calendar #512 – Col. Stephanie A. Purgerson to be Brigadier General

 

AIR FORCE

·       Executive Calendar #513 – the following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Leslie A. Beavers

Col. Robert M. Blake

Col. Melissa A. Coburn

Col. Vanessa J. Dornhoefer

Col. Lynnette J. Hebert

Col. Jeffrey F. Hill

Col. Traci L. KuekerMurphy

Col. Preston F. McFarren

Col. William D. Murphy

Col. Dana N. Nelson

Col. Robert P. Palmer

Col. David A. Piffarerio

Col. Mitchell D. Richardson

Col. William A. Rock

Col. Mark V. Slominski

Col. Max J. Stitzer

Col. Robert W. VanHoy, II

Col. Adrian K. White

·       Executive Calendar #514 – the following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Lee Ann T. Bennett

Brig. Gen. Jay S. Goldstein

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey S. Hinrichs

Brig. Gen. Bret C. Larson

Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Radliff

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Sauter

·       Executive Calendar #515 – Col. Darrin D. Lambrigger to be Brigadier General

 

ARMY

·       Executive Calendar #516 – Brig. Gen. John C. Boyd to be Major General

·       Executive Calendar #517 – Col. Damon N. Cluck to be Brigadier General

 

And all nominations on the Secretary's Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. 

 

NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION

·       Executive Calendar #420 - E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission for the term of three years

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

·       Executive Calendar #456 - John E. Kramer, of Florida, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

·       Executive Calendar #493 - Ian Paul Steff, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service

 

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

·       Executive Calendar #495 - Carl Whitney Bentzel, of Maryland, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2024