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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 14, 2020

Roll Call Votes

1.      Paul amendment (re: Rights of Americans); not agreed to: 11-85.

2.      Passage of H.R.6172, as amended: USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (FISA); passed: 80-16.


Legislative Business

Passed by unanimous consent S.3744: to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.


Passed by unanimous consent S.2746: Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act.


Passed by unanimous consent S.3434: to make Federal law enforcement officer peer support communications confidential, and for other purposes.


Passed by voice vote S.3607 with Grassley-Booker amendment: to extend public safety officer death benefits to public safety officers whose death is caused by COVID-19, and for other purposes.


Adopted by unanimous consent S.Res.555: recognizing and supporting the advocates, counselors, volunteers, and first responders who served survivors on an emergency basis during National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (Grassley).


Adopted by unanimous consent S.Res.560: recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (Feinstein).


Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent:



Executive Calendar # 583 – To be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean, II



Executive Calendar #633 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Michael W. Bank

Col. Monica M. Brouse

Col. Allan R. Cecil

Col. Michael A. Comstock

Col. Kevin V. Doyle

Col. Akshai M. Gandhi

Col. Thomas C. Hannon

Col. Thomas J. James

Col. David W. Manson

Col. John J. Ptak, Jr.

Col. Michael D. Stohler

Col. Edwin A. VanDerWolde

Col. Mark A. Vavra



Executive Calendar #634 – Maj. Gen. Gary M. Brito to be Lieutenant General



Executive Calendar #635 – The following to be Rear Admiral:

Rear Adm. (lh) Carl P. Chebi

Rear Adm. (lh) David A. Goggins

Rear Adm. (lh) Douglas W. Small

Executive Calendar #636 – Capt. Rick Freedman to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

Executive Calendar #637 – The following to be Rear Admiral (lower half):

Capt. Susan Bryerjoyner

Capt. John A. Watkins

Executive Calendar #638 – The following to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half):

Capt. Mark A. Melson

Capt. Michael S. Sciretta

Executive Calendar #639 – Rear Adm. Eugene H. Black, III to be Vice Admiral


And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Army, Marine Corps and Navy.