February 11, 2020 05:50 PM

Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #562 Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; confirmed: 52-43.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska; invoked: 52-41.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #565 Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri; invoked: 72-22.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #461 John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; invoked: 82-12.

5.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #535 Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; invoked: 75-18.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.J.Res.80, approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code.

 

Adopted S.Res.491, designating the week beginning February 2, 2020, as "National Tribal Colleges and University Week".

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.5687: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations.

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3275: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (McConnell for Graham)

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #558 - John Hennessey-Niland, of Illinois, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Palau

Executive Calendar #559 - Donald Wright, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Republic of Tanzania

Executive Calendar #560 - Dorothy Shea, of North Carolina, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Lebanese Republic

Executive Calendar #561 - Todd C. Chapman, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federative Republic of Brazil